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Salzburg to Essen by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 1m
  • Distance
    594 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Salzburg to Essen by train

Fast trains from Salzburg to Essen take around 7 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 594 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Salzburg and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Salzburg to Essen?

Journeys between Salzburg and Essen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Salzburg to Essen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 12 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Salzburg to Essen?

The Salzburg to Essen train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Salzburg to Essen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Salzburg around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Salzburg around 05:35, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Salzburg to Essen train tickets?

Trains for this journey 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 Salzburg to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Salzburg and Essen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Salzburg to Essen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Meridian
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.