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Munich to Essen train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$22.71
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day421
train carriers5
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How to book cheap Munich to Essen train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Munich to Essen is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Munich to Essen were $32.23. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Munich to Essen?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Munich to Essen by train is at 7:00 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 12:00 AM on Sunday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Essen has the most daily schedules

On average there are 421 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Munich to Essen, with an average of 374 trips per day and 2,245 monthly trips. 5 train carriers currently travel from Munich to Essen. Of the 421 trips there are 24 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Munich to Essen starts at $21.65.

5 carriers offer Munich to Essen train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Essen from $22.71. There are 374 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Munich to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $104.32 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Essen. In Munich, Deutsche Bahn departs to Essen from München Hackerbrücke and 1 other station. In Essen, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Kettwig Stausee and 6 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Essen takes 6 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Essen in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 265 trips per day and you could expect to pay $137.16 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

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Avg. Time
6h 58m
Avg. Price
$104.32

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Munich to Essen from $29.56. There are 1 DB Eurocity schedules from Munich to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $91.58 for a DB Eurocity ticket to Essen. In Munich, DB Eurocity departs to Essen from München Hbf and no other station. In Essen, DB Eurocity arrives at Essen Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Munich to Essen takes 6 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Essen in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Eurocity offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $108.33 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

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Avg. Time
6h 51m
Avg. Price
$91.58

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Munich to Essen from $22.71. There are 1 DB Intercity schedules from Munich to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $86.96 for a DB Intercity ticket to Essen. In Munich, DB Intercity departs to Essen from München Hbf and no other station. In Essen, DB Intercity arrives at Essen Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Munich to Essen takes 6 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Essen in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $108.33 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

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Avg. Time
6h 59m
Avg. Price
$86.96

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Munich to Essen from $22.71. There are 38 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Munich to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $118.53 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Essen. In Munich, DB Intercity-Express departs to Essen from München Hbf and 1 other station. In Essen, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Essen Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Munich to Essen takes 5 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Essen in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 42 trips per day and you could expect to pay $145.14 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

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Avg. Time
5h 44m
Avg. Price
$118.53

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Munich to Essen from $34.13. There are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Munich to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $80.37 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Essen. In Munich, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Essen from München Hackerbrücke and 1 other station. In Essen, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Essen-Kupferdreh and 6 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Munich to Essen takes 8 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Essen in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $130.22 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

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Avg. Time
8h 33m
Avg. Price
$80.37

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Munich. Most train trips to Essen will depart from München Hackerbrücke, München Hbf.
  • München Hackerbrücke
  • München Hbf
Train trips arrive in Essen at 7 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Essen Hbf, Kettwig Stausee, Kettwig, Essen-Kupferdreh, Essen-Werden, Essen-Dellwig Ost, Essen-Dellwig are the main train stations in Essen for trips arriving from Munich.
  • Essen Hbf
  • Kettwig Stausee
  • Kettwig
  • Essen-Kupferdreh
  • Essen-Werden
  • Essen-Dellwig Ost
  • Essen-Dellwig