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Villach - Essen Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 35 daily trains from Villach to Essen. Traveling by train from Villach to Essen usually takes around 12 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 10 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance456 mi (734 km)
Fastest train10h 0m
Lowest price$90.77
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Villach to Essen?

There are 3 train lines with service from Villach, to Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 30 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity111h 23m$210.84
Deutsche Bahn410h 34m$226.14
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company3012h 50m$191.56

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Villach and Essen is approximately 456 miles, or 734 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 18 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 Villach 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 Wednesday 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 Villach at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Villach to Essen?

There are 35 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Villach to Essen. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Essen to Villach. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Villach to Essen for $39.74.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Villach?

Departure stations

Villach has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Essen.

Train stations in Villach:

  • Villach Warmbad

  • Villach Hbf

Where is the train station in Essen?

Arrival stations

Essen has one train station.

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