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Duisburg to Essen by train

It takes an average of 12m to travel from Duisburg to Essen by train, over a distance of around 11 miles (17 km). There are normally 175 trains per day travelling from Duisburg to Essen and tickets for this journey start from €3 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10m
Price€3 - €14.90
Distance11 miles (17 km)
Frequency175 trains per day
Departure stationDuisburg
Arrival stationEssen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Thalys, Flixbus

Duisburg to Essen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Duisburg to Essen for Tuesday 9th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:32 11:44 12m, direct
11:34 11:45 11m, direct
11:37 11:48 11m, direct
11:39 11:52 13m, direct
11:47 11:59 12m, direct
00:00 00:11 11m, direct
00:05 00:16 11m, direct
00:09 00:21 12m, direct
00:16 00:33 17m, direct
00:21 00:34 13m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and Thalys trains from Duisburg to Essen

You can travel from Duisburg to Essen on Deutsche Bahn and Thalys 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.

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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Duisburg to Essen

The price of train tickets from Duisburg to Essen starts at €3 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.
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avg. single price12.42

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 Duisburg 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Duisburg 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 Duisburg to Essen take?

The average journey time by train between Duisburg and Essen is 12 minutes, with around 175 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 Duisburg and Essen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Duisburg to Essen is 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Duisburg to Essen cost?

Train ticket prices from Duisburg to Essen can start from as little as €3 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Duisburg to Essen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Duisburg to Essen without having to change trains. There are 175 direct trains from Duisburg to Essen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Duisburg to Essen leaves at 11:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Duisburg to Essen leaves at 10:53. 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 Duisburg and Essen by train?

Trains travelling from Duisburg to Essen cover a distance of around 11 miles (17 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Essen to Duisburg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Duisburg to Essen for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/03/2021. 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 01/03/2021 for travel on 04/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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