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Journey timeFrom 11h 54m
Price€128.20 - €254.10
Distance423 miles (681 km)
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationEssen-Werden
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operators

Cologne to Essen-Werden train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Essen-Werden for Tuesday 12th Jun 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:58 19:19 12h 21m, 6 changes
07:35 20:29 12h 54m, 5 changes
07:35 20:30 12h 55m, 4 changes
08:44 21:29 12h 45m, 4 changes
09:22 21:29 12h 07m, 6 changes
09:44 21:59 12h 15m, 6 changes
10:22 23:29 13h 07m, 5 changes
13:22 02:00 12h 38m, 6 changes
15:44 07:19 15h 35m, 4 changes
16:22 07:19 14h 57m, 5 changes

Trenitalia and Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Essen-Werden

You can travel from Cologne to Essen-Werden on Trenitalia and Deutsche Bahn trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Essen-Werden

Train tickets from Cologne to Essen-Werden start at €128.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €208.44.
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avg. single price208.44

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 Cologne to Essen-Werden 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Essen-Werden? 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 Cologne to Essen-Werden take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Essen-Werden is 14 hours and 16 minutes, with around 19 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 Cologne and Essen-Werden by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Essen-Werden is 11 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Essen-Werden cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Essen-Werden can start from as little as €128.20 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 Cologne to Essen-Werden?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Essen-Werden. Travelling from Cologne to Essen-Werden by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Essen-Werden leave?

The first train from Cologne to Essen-Werden leaves at 05:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Essen-Werden leave?

The last train from Cologne to Essen-Werden leaves at 20:44. 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 Cologne and Essen-Werden by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Essen-Werden cover a distance of around 423 miles (681 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Essen-Werden to Cologne.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Essen-Werden for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2018. 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 05/10/2018 for travel on 15/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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