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Route overview
Avg. journey time14h 31m
Distance765km
Train operatorsDB, ERB,
First & last trains
First train departs at05:39
Last train departs at23:55
Fastest journey
Fastest route11h 56m
Changes2 changes
Stations
Origin StationGothenburg Central
Destination StationEssen Hbf

Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf for Tuesday 15th Jan 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:55
19:51
Gothenburg Central
Essen Hbf
11h 56m
2 changes
08:55
21:58
Gothenburg Central
Essen Hbf
13h 03m
3 changes
11:55
23:58
Gothenburg Central
Essen Hbf
12h 03m
2 changes
12:55
02:05
Gothenburg Central
Essen Hbf
13h 10m
5 changes
14:55
07:58
Gothenburg Central
Essen Hbf
17h 03m
5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity), IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf

You can travel from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity), IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express) 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

Deutsche Bahn

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 billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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The European equivalent of the Intercity of Deutsche Bahn, this train is used on cross-border routes, for example on journeys from Germany to Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. It stops only in some major city stations – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 200 km/h. In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 160 km/h only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

DB ICE Train

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 330 km/h, the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

How long does it take to travel from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Gothenburg Central and Essen Hbf is 14 hours and 31 minutes and the fastest journey time is 11 hours and 56 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 9 trains per day travelling from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf?

The first train from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf departs at 05:39. The last train from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf departs at 23:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Gothenburg Central and Essen Hbf?

No, it is not possible to travel from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf without having to change trains. To travel from Gothenburg Central to Essen Hbf will require a minimum of 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

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If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Essen Hbf to Gothenburg Central.

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