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Duration 7h 9m
Distance 399.6 km
Average price 220€
Frequency 4/week

Trip overview

The average train between Calais and Essen Hauptbahnhof takes 7h 9m and the fastest train takes 6h 14m. The train runs, on average, 4 times per week from Calais to Essen Hauptbahnhof. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Calais Frethun
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Koeln Hbf
  4. Essen Hauptbahnhof
5h 53m
119€ - 567€

Calais to Essen Hauptbahnhof train times

Trains run four times a week between Calais and Essen Hauptbahnhof. The earliest departure is at 09:58 in the morning, and the last departure from Calais is at 12:11 which arrives into Essen Hauptbahnhof at 20:21. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 9m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Essen Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Essen Hbf via Calais Frethun, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between Calais and Essen Hauptbahnhof is 364 km. The road distance is 399.6 km.

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Calais to Essen Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Calais Frethun station.

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Calais to Essen Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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There are 703+ hotels available in Essen Hauptbahnhof. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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