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Cologne to Essen by train
Trains per day75
Avg. journey time55m
Travelling from Cologne to Essen by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Essen take around 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 57 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Essen.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Essen?
Direct trains from Cologne to Essen have been found.
We usually find around 76 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Essen every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 79 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Essen?
The Cologne to Essen train travel time is normally about 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Essen train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:09 and the last train is around 00:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 06:10, and the last at 00:49.
What's the Cologne to Essen train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Essen are $20.69.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $21, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Cologne to Essen train tickets?
Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Essen by train.
Which train companies operate between Cologne and Essen?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Essen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- ABELLIO Rail NRW
- Euro City
- Eurocity (EC)
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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