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Duration 5h 8m
Distance 454.8 km
Average price 80€
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essen and Zoo Leipzig takes 5h 8m and the fastest train takes 4h 53m. There is a train service every few hours from Essen to Zoo Leipzig. 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 via Hanover

  1. Essen Hbf
  2. Hannover Hbf
  3. Zoo Leipzig
5h 48m
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64€ - 171€

Essen to Zoo Leipzig train times

Trains run hourly between Essen and Zoo Leipzig. The earliest departure is at 06:22 in the morning, and the last departure from Essen is at 18:23 which arrives into Zoo Leipzig at 23:17. All services require a transfer at HANNOVER HBF and take an average of 5h 8m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Essen to Zoo Leipzig? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Leipzig Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 46m.

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The distance between Essen and Zoo Leipzig is 372 km. The road distance is 454.8 km.

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Essen to Zoo Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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

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There are 512+ hotels available in Zoo Leipzig. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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What companies run services between Essen and Zoo Leipzig?

You can take a train from Essen to Zoo Leipzig via Hannover Hbf and Leipzig Hbf in around 5h 48m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€

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 Essen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€

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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Kassel Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Kassel Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Abellio

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