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Duration 2h 12m
Distance 254.1 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Bremen and Essen takes 2h 12m and the fastest train takes 2h 8m. The train service runs several times per day from Bremen to Essen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Bremen Hbf
  2. Essen
2h 22m
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15€ - 90€

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bremen Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Bremen and Essen is 218 km. The road distance is 254.1 km.

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Bremen to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Bremen Hbf station.

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Bremen to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Bremen and Essen?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 60€ - 90€ and the journey takes 2h 22m. Three other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Essen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Flixtrain

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