Ulm to Essen by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 6m
  • Distance
    401 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ulm to Essen by train

Fast trains from Ulm to Essen take around 4 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 401 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ulm and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Ulm to Essen?

Direct trains from Ulm to Essen have been found.

We usually find around 14 direct trains on the route from Ulm to Essen every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

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

The Ulm to Essen train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Ulm around 06:49 and the last train is around 18:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ulm around 04:39, and the last at 18:49.

When to book Ulm 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 Ulm to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ulm and Essen?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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

Essen to Ulm 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.