Essen to Munich by train

  • First train
    04:27
  • Last train
    21:25
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 10m
  • Distance
    492 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    38
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 33m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Essen to Munich by train

Fast trains from Essen to Munich take around 5 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 492 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Munich.

1. Are there direct trains from Essen to Munich?

Direct trains from Essen to Munich have been found.

We usually find around 37 direct trains on the route from Essen to Munich every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Essen to Munich?

The Essen to Munich train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Essen to Munich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Munich is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 04:27 and the last train is around 21:25. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Essen to Munich train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Essen to Munich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Essen and Munich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Essen to Munich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.