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There are 24 daily trains from Essen to Zagreb. Traveling by train from Essen to Zagreb usually takes around 17 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 14 hours and 38 minutes.
|Distance||565 mi (909 km)|
|Fastest train||14h 38m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company|
Which train should you take from Essen to Zagreb?
2 train services operate from Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia to Zagreb,, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 15 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||9||15h 51m||$164.03|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||15||19h 14m||$139.70|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Essen to Zagreb during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Essen to Zagreb?
How long is the train journey from Essen to Zagreb?
The distance between Essen and Zagreb is approximately 565 miles, or 909 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 38 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Essen to Zagreb are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Essen at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Essen to Zagreb?
There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Where is the train station in Essen?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Essen where you can board the train.
Train stations in Essen:
Where is the train station in Zagreb?
Zagreb has one train station.
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