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Cheap train tickets from Leipzig to Essen

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How much are train tickets from Leipzig to Essen?

Lowest Price$22.07
Fastest Train4h 50m
Trains Per Day40
Train Lines4
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Leipzig to Essen?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Leipzig to Essen is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Leipzig to Essen was $66.98. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Leipzig to Essen?

The distance between Leipzig and Essen is approximately 231.34 miles, or 372.22 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 50 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Leipzig to Essen?

On Monday trains from Leipzig to Essen are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Leipzig to Essen?

Typically there are 40 schedules to compare for your trip to Essen. On the route to Essen 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. DB Intercity-Express offers the most scheduled departures between Leipzig to Essen, usually offering 23 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Essen with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Leipzig to Essen, which start at $21.06.

Here are the 4 train companies that operate from Leipzig to Essen

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Leipzig to Essen start from $22.07, and on average cost $51.34. Daily there are 15 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Essen. Deutsche Bahn in Leipzig leaves from Train Station, And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station,

From Leipzig to Essen train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $51.34 for a one-way train ticket to Essen.

Avg. Time
5h 20m
Avg. Price
$51.34

DB Intercity

DB Intercity train tickets from Leipzig to Essen start from $33.16, and on average cost $33.16. Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Essen. DB Intercity in Leipzig leaves from Train Station, And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station,

From Leipzig to Essen train travel on DB Intercity takes 5 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Essen on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost $33.16 for a one-way weekend reservation from Leipzig.

Avg. Time
5h 44m
Avg. Price
$33.16

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Leipzig to Essen start from $22.07, and on average cost $78.86. Daily there are 23 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Essen. DB Intercity-Express in Leipzig leaves from Train Station, And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station,

From Leipzig to Essen train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $78.86 for a one-way train ticket to Essen.

Avg. Time
5h 31m
Avg. Price
$78.86

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Leipzig to Essen start from $61.99, and on average cost $61.99. Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Essen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Leipzig leaves from Train Station, And in Essen trains arrive at Train Station,

From Leipzig to Essen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Essen faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Essen on a weekend there is typically one Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost $61.99 for a one-way weekend reservation from Leipzig.

Avg. Time
5h 57m
Avg. Price
$61.99
There is one train station from which trains depart Leipzig on their way to Essen:
  • Train Station
There is one train station where trains from Leipzig arrive in Essen:
  • Train Station

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