Duration 1h 40m
Distance 74.6 km
Average price 27€
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne Bonn Airport and Essen takes 1h 40m and the fastest train takes 1h 5m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Cologne Bonn Airport 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. Koeln Hbf
  2. Essen
1h 9m
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Cologne Bonn Airport to Essen train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Cologne Bonn Airport and Essen. The earliest departure is at 05:04 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne Bonn Airport is at 21:24 which arrives into Essen at 22:50. All services require a transfer at KOELN HBF and take an average of 1h 40m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln/Bonn Flughafen and arriving at Essen Hauptbahnhof. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Cologne Bonn Airport and Essen is 64 km. The road distance is 74.6 km.

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Cologne Bonn Airport to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne Bonn Airport to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Cologne Bonn Airport and Essen?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 22€ - 35€ and the journey takes 47 min. Seven other operators also service this route.
Train operators
National Express
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€

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 Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 6€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln-Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln-Ehrenfeld to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2€
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Köln-Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Train from Köln-Ehrenfeld to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR

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