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Duration 8h 45m
Distance 500 km
Average price 300€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Essen takes 8h 45m and the fastest train takes 6h 55m. The train service runs several times per day from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 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 via Cologne

  1. Gatwick Airport
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Koeln Hbf
  5. Essen
7h 44m
156€ - 584€

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Essen train times

Trains run twice daily between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Essen. The service departs London Gatwick Airport (LGW) at 14:16 in the afternoon, which arrives into Essen at 22:12. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 45m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Essen. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Essen Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 44m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Essen is 500 km.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Essen train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Essen is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 8:02 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 9:02 PM in Essen.

There are 688+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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