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Duration 11h 33m
Distance 450 miles
Average price £465
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essen and Lancaster takes 11h 33m and the fastest train takes 8h 16m. The train service runs several times per day from Essen to Lancaster. 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. Essen Hbf
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. London Euston
  4. Lancaster
9h 16m
£246 - £749

Essen to Lancaster train times

Trains run three times a day between Essen and Lancaster. The service departs Essen at 15:49 in the afternoon, which arrives into Lancaster at 08:29. All services require a transfer, and take on average 11h 33m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Lancaster via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 16m.

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The distance between Essen and Lancaster is 450 miles.

Essen to Lancaster train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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Essen to Lancaster train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Lancaster is 1h behind Essen. It is currently 8:44 PM in Essen and 7:44 PM in Lancaster.

There are 554+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at £75 per night.

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