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Vienna to Essen by train
Fastest journey8hr 19m
Trains per day11
Avg. journey time10hr 21m
Travelling from Vienna to Essen by train
Fast trains from Vienna to Essen take around 8 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 760 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Vienna and Essen.
1. Are there direct trains from Vienna to Essen?
Journeys between Vienna and Essen usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Vienna to Essen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Vienna to Essen?
The Vienna to Essen train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Vienna to Essen train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Vienna around 05:30 and the last train is around 18:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Vienna around 06:50, and the last at 23:25.
When to book Vienna 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 Vienna to Essen by train.
Which train companies operate between Vienna and Essen?
More than one train company operates on the route from Vienna 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)
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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