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Kassel to Essen by train

  • First train
    07:02
  • Last train
    19:44
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 36m
  • Distance
    173 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    12
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Kassel to Essen by train

Fast trains from Kassel to Essen take around 2 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 173 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Kassel and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Kassel to Essen?

Direct trains from Kassel to Essen have been found.

We usually find around 12 direct trains on the route from Kassel to Essen every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

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

The Kassel to Essen train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Kassel around 05:55 and the last train is around 19:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Kassel around 07:02, and the last at 19:44.

When to book Kassel to Essen 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 Kassel to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Kassel and Essen?

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

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express

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

Essen to Kassel by train

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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.