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Essen to Villach by train

It takes an average of 12h 48m to travel from Essen to Villach by train, over a distance of around 455 miles (733 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Essen to Villach and tickets for this journey start from €33.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 27m
Price€33.80 - €205.80
Distance455 miles (733 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationEssen
Arrival stationVillach
Changes1 change

Essen to Villach train times

Check out the next trains departing from Essen to Villach for Tuesday 9th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:16 04:58 10h 42m, 4 changes
06:16 05:02 10h 46m, 2 changes
10:16 08:43 10h 27m, 1 change
00:16 11:13 10h 57m, 3 changes
00:16 11:39 11h 23m, 2 changes
02:16 05:57 15h 41m, 3 changes
04:16 06:51 14h 35m, 3 changes
04:16 07:02 14h 46m, 1 change
06:16 07:58 13h 42m, 2 changes
08:16 10:58 14h 42m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Essen to Villach

The price of train tickets from Essen to Villach starts at €33.80 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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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 Essen to Villach 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 Essen to Villach? 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 Essen to Villach take?

The average journey time by train between Essen and Villach is 12 hours and 48 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 Essen and Villach by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Essen to Villach is 10 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Essen to Villach cost?

Train ticket prices from Essen to Villach can start from as little as €33.80 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 Essen to Villach?

No, there are no direct train services from Essen to Villach. Travelling from Essen to Villach by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Essen to Villach leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Essen to Villach leaves at 10:26. 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 Essen and Villach by train?

Trains travelling from Essen to Villach cover a distance of around 455 miles (733 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Villach to Essen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Essen to Villach 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 18/02/2021 for travel on 17/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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