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The train from Utrecht to Essen usually takes 3 hours 51 minutes on average to travel 148 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 50 minutes. You can expect to find 23 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Utrecht and Essen, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Essen.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Utrecht to Essen in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $22.72.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Essen, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 3h 51m to travel from Utrecht to Essen by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (148 km). There are normally 23 trains per day traveling from Utrecht to Essen and tickets for this journey start from $22.72 when you book in advance.
148 miles (92 km)
23 trains per day
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Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Utrecht to Essen by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Utrecht and Essen is 3 hours and 51 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Essen is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Train tickets from Utrecht to Essen can start from as little as $22.72 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Utrecht to Essen. Travelling from Utrecht to Essen by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Utrecht to Essen leaves at 00:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Utrecht to Essen leaves at 23:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Utrecht to Essen cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.