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Trip Summary

There are 32 daily trains from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen. Traveling by train from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen usually takes around one hour and 31 minutes, but the fastest National Express train can make the trip in one hour and 16 minutes.

Distance61 mi (99 km)
Fastest train1h 16m
Lowest price£16.16
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Train lines6

Which train should you take from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen?

There are 6 train lines with service from Rheda-Wiedenbrück, North Rhine-Westphalia to Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. National Express is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 19 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity11h 29m£16.16
DB Intercity-Express21h 24m£20.92
Deutsche Bahn13h 30m£18.97
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company13h 2m£25.69
National Express191h 16m£25.69
Non-federally owned railway company81h 41m£25.69

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rheda-Wiedenbrück 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen?

The distance between Rheda-Wiedenbrück and Essen is approximately 61 miles, or 99 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 16 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Rheda-Wiedenbrück at 00:00 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 Rheda-Wiedenbrück to Essen?

There are 32 scheduled trains on most days. 19 of these are direct connections to Essen. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Essen to Rheda-Wiedenbrück.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.

Where is the train station in Essen?

Arrival stations

Essen has one train station.

Need a return trip from Essen to Rheda-Wiedenbrück?

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