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There are 70 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Essen. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Essen usually takes around 4 hours, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 48 minutes.
|Distance||114 mi (184 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Essen?
There are 5 train lines with service from Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia to Essen, Lower Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 57 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Eurocity||2||3h 14m||£32.32|
|DB Intercity||4||3h 13m||£40.15|
|DB Intercity-Express||1||2h 48m||£24.50|
|Deutsche Bahn||57||3h 52m||£35.30|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||6||3h 51m||£30.28|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Essen?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Düsseldorf to Essen are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Düsseldorf at 01:00 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 Düsseldorf to Essen?
There are 70 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 Düsseldorf.
Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?
Düsseldorf has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Essen.
Train stations in Düsseldorf:
Where is the train station in Essen?
Essen has one train station.
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