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Trains from Sontheim to Essen

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Sontheim - Essen Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 43 daily trains from Sontheim to Essen. Traveling by train from Sontheim to Essen usually takes around 6 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance247 mi (398 km)
Fastest train4h 53m
Lowest price£21.79
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Sontheim to Essen?

There are 4 train lines with service from Sontheim to Essen. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 29 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity46h 25m£47.32
DB Intercity-Express55h 41m£43.98
Deutsche Bahn295h 50m£50.17
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company167h 28m£35.47
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Sontheim to Essen start from £47, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity schedules to Essen. DB Intercity in Sontheim leaves from Sontheim-Brenz and one other station. And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Sontheim to Essen train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 53 minutes.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Sontheim to Essen start from £22, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Essen. DB Intercity-Express in Sontheim leaves from Sontheim-Brenz and one other station. And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Sontheim to Essen train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 53 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Sontheim to Essen start from £22, and on average cost . Daily there are 29 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Essen. Deutsche Bahn in Sontheim leaves from Sontheim-Brenz and one other station. And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Sontheim to Essen train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 53 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Sontheim to Essen start from £22, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Essen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Sontheim leaves from Sontheim-Brenz and one other station. And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Sontheim to Essen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 53 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sontheim to Essen 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.

How long is the train journey from Sontheim to Essen?

The distance between Sontheim and Essen is approximately 247 miles, or 398 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 53 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Sontheim to Essen on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Sontheim at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Sontheim to Essen?

There are 43 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Essen to Sontheim.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sontheim?

Main departure station: Sontheim-Brenz

There are two stations in Sontheim where you can board the train to Essen.

All train stations in Sontheim:

  • Sontheim-Brenz

  • Bergenweiler

Where is the train station in Essen?

Main arrival station: Train Station

Essen has one train station.

Train stations in Essen:

  • Train Station

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