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There are 7 ways to get from Essen to Oberhausen by train, subway, bus, tram, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Re / ...

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Rideshare  •  29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Essen to Oberhausen 14.6 km

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Subway  •  18 min

  1. Take the subway from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf S3

Bus  •  24 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Re49 / ...

Tram  •  27 min

  1. Take the tram from Essen Rathaus Essen to Essen Unterstr. 105

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Essen to Oberhausen 14.7 km

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Oberhausen 14.7 km

Essen to Oberhausen by train

The train journey time between Essen and Oberhausen is around 17 min and covers a distance of around 17 km. The fastest train normally takes 16 min. Operated by Abellio and ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, the Essen to Oberhausen train service departs from Essen Hbf and arrives in Oberhausen Hbf. Typically 344 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
17 min
Fastest train time:
16 min
Train distance:
17 km
Trains per week:
344
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:26
Last train departs at:
23:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Essen to Oberhausen train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Essen to Oberhausen is to rideshare which costs €2 and takes 29 min.

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The fastest way to get from Essen to Oberhausen is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs €35 - €45.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Essen and Oberhausen is 11 km. The road distance is 14.7 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Oberhausen without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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The train from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Essen to Oberhausen bus services, operated by ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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Essen to Oberhausen train services, operated by Abellio, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Oberhausen is to train which takes 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 10.6 km
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between Essen, Germany and Oberhausen, Germany?

Abellio operates a train from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 16 min. ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH also services this route hourly. Alternatively, ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH operates a bus from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf every 3 hours, and the journey takes 24 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Tram from Essen Rathaus Essen to Essen Unterstr.
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Die Länderbahn
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Phone
+49 201 8261234
Website
ruhrbahn.de
Tram from Essen Rathaus Essen to Essen Unterstr.
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Bus operators
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Bus from Essen Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Bus from Essen Kreuzeskirchstr. to Oberhausen Marienkirche
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Phone
+49 201 8261234
Website
ruhrbahn.de
Bus from Essen Kreuzeskirchstr. to Oberhausen Marienkirche
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Essen to Oberhausen
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€2
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Essen to Oberhausen
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de
Taxi Essen
Phone
+49 201 8 66 54
Website
taxiessen.de
Taxi e.G.
Phone
+49 201 238383
Website
taxiessen.de
Taxi Arnu
Phone
+49 1590 6426696
Website
taxi-arnu.de

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Essen to Oberhausen bus services, operated by ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, arrive at Oberhausen Hbf station.

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Essen to Oberhausen train services, operated by Abellio, arrive at Oberhausen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Oberhausen is 15 km. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Essen to Oberhausen.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Oberhausen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Essen and Oberhausen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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