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Essen - Stockholm Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Essen to Stockholm. Traveling by train from Essen to Stockholm usually takes around 19 hours and 33 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance694 mi (1117 km)
Fastest train19h 33m
Lowest price$304.03
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
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Which train should you take from Essen to Stockholm?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia to Stockholm, Stockholms län. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn119h 33m$304.03

Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Essen to Stockholm, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Essen to Stockholm?

The distance between Essen and Stockholm is approximately 694 miles, or 1117 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 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 Essen to Stockholm 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Essen at 12:00am and arrives in Stockholm around 19 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Essen to Stockholm?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Stockholm to Essen. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Essen to Stockholm for $163.56.

City Information

Stockholm

Sitting atop an archipelago that leads to the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the Scandinavian countries. Boasting several rivers, waterways, and islands, the city offers many scenic locations for curious tourists. One of the city’s star attractions is the famous Old Town quarter, which was founded in 1252. The area features cobblestone streets as well as winding alleyways and colorful quaint houses with characteristic Scandinavian architecture. If you are interested in some history lessons, check out the Vasa Museum, which is completely housed in a sunken warship. For nature-lovers, don’t hesitate to visit Djurgården, which is an island located close to the city center and reachable by ferries. The island is a big green oasis that boasts a wide range of activities such as hiking, strolling, and picnicking.

Some of the most notable restaurants in Stockholm include Stockholm Gastabud and Agrikultur, both of which offer authentic Swedish dishes. For fusion dishes, don’t hesitate to check out Frantzen.

Stockholm Central Station is the principal hub for both bus and train travel in and out of the city, offering access to other Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish destinations. The main airport is the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, 23 miles north of Stockholm.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Essen?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Essen.

Where is the train station in Stockholm?

Arrival stations

Stockholm has one train station.

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