Cheap train tickets from Munich to Essen


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How much are train tickets from Munich to Essen?

Lowest Price$133.01
Fastest8h 0m
Daily Schedules54
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Munich to Essen?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Munich to Essen is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Munich to Essen was $177.39. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $141.73 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Munich to Essen?

The distance between Munich and Essen is approximately 391.93 miles, or 630.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Munich to Essen?

On Tuesday trains from Munich to Essen are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the most frequent connections between Munich to Essen

Typically there are 54 schedules to compare for your trip to Essen. One train carrier operates regular service on the Munich to Essen route. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Munich to Essen, usually offering 54 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Munich to Essen, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train company connects Munich to Essen

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to Essen start from $133.01, and on average cost $215.60. Daily there are 54 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Essen. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München Hackerbrücke and one other station. And in Essen trains arrive at Wildert and one other train station.

From Munich to Essen train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 10 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 0 minutes.

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There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Essen that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Munich are:
  • München Hackerbrücke
  • München Hbf
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Essen. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Essen:
  • Wildert
  • Essen(B)