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Utrecht to Essen by train

It takes an average of 2h 50m to travel from Utrecht to Essen by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (148 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Utrecht to Essen and tickets for this journey start from $24.95 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 39m
PriceFrom $24.95
Distance92 miles (148 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:54
Last train16:24
Departure stationUtrecht
Arrival stationEssen
Changes1 change

Utrecht to Essen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht to Essen for Tuesday Jun 29th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:38 14:42 3h 4m, 2 changes
11:38 14:43 3h 5m, 1 change
11:54 14:33 2h 39m, 4 changes
12:24 15:16 2h 52m, 2 changes
12:54 15:37 2h 43m, 4 changes
13:24 16:16 2h 52m, 2 changes
13:38 16:43 3h 5m, 1 change
13:54 16:40 2h 46m, 4 changes
14:24 17:16 2h 52m, 2 changes
14:54 17:37 2h 43m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Utrecht to Essen

The price of train tickets from Utrecht to Essen starts at $24.95 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Utrecht to Essen

Want to know more about your journey from Utrecht to Essen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Utrecht to Essen take?

The average journey time by train between Utrecht and Essen is 2 hours and 50 minutes, with around 15 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Utrecht and Essen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Essen is 2 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Utrecht to Essen cost?

Train tickets from Utrecht to Essen can start from as little as $24.95 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.

Is there a direct train from Utrecht to Essen?

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.

What time does the first train from Utrecht to Essen leave?

The first train from Utrecht to Essen leaves at 10:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Utrecht to Essen leave?

The last train from Utrecht to Essen leaves at 16:24. 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.

What's the distance between Utrecht and Essen by train?

Trains travelling from Utrecht to Essen cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Utrecht to Essen for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/16/2021 for travel on 04/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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