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Bayreuth - Essen Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 108 daily trains from Bayreuth to Essen. Traveling by train from Bayreuth to Essen usually takes around 6 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Fastest train5h 29m
Lowest price£60.23
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Bayreuth to Essen?

2 train services operate from Bayreuth, Bavaria to Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 99 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn996h 52m£89.55
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company96h 50m£93.92

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bayreuth 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 Bayreuth to Essen?

The distance between Bayreuth and Essen is approximately 225 miles, or 362 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 29 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 Bayreuth to Essen are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Bayreuth at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Bayreuth to Essen?

There are 108 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 Bayreuth. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bayreuth to Essen for £41.55.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bayreuth?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Bayreuth where you can board the train.

Train stations in Bayreuth:

  • Friedrichsthal(b Bayreuth)

  • Bayreuth-St Georgen

  • Laineck

Where is the train station in Essen?

Arrival stations

Essen has one train station.

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