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There are 6 daily trains from Zagreb to Essen. Traveling by train from Zagreb to Essen usually takes around 17 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 14 hours and 33 minutes.
|Distance||565 mi (909 km)|
|Fastest train||14h 33m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company|
Which train should you take from Zagreb to Essen?
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||1||14h 33m||€53.83|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||5||18h 23m||€117.54|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Essen?
The distance between Zagreb and Essen is approximately 565 miles, or 909 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 33 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 Zagreb to Essen are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Zagreb at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. 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 Zagreb to Essen?
There are 6 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 Zagreb?
There is one train station in Zagreb.
Where is the train station in Essen?
Essen receives travelers from Zagreb at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Essen:
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