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Waiting next train at Essen HBF

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Waiting next train at Essen HBF

I'll arrive to the Essen HBF from Paris by Thalys at 22:16. Next train is to Hamburg at 03:11. Do anybody know, can I wait next train at railway station? Whether the Essen HBF is open at night?

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1. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

I'd get another train connection. This one's rubbish!

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2. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

Sorry, is it possible in more details? :-)

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3. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

The station is open also during the night and there is e.g. a McDonald's which is open 24 hours.

Have you booked that train to Hamburg already - as part of your whole journey or separately? If not, there is also a CNL train (night train) you could already catch e.g. in Cologne or you get a S-Bahn train from Essen to Dortmund and get it from there.

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4. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

www.bahn,de

choose a better connection!

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Thank you! I know about CNL directions (Amsterdam-Copenhagen, Praha-Copenhagen, Basel-Copenhagen, Paris-Hamburg). Do you know that all 3 routes to Copenhagen are canceled after August 22? I hope in CNL Paris-Hamburg, but try to find alternative (Paris-Essen-Hamburg)

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Thank you! I know about CNL directions (Amsterdam-Copenhagen, Praha-Copenhagen, Basel-Copenhagen, Paris-Hamburg). Do you know that all 3 routes to Copenhagen are canceled after August 22? I hope in CNL Paris-Hamburg, but try to find alternative (Paris-Essen-Hamburg). I use DB Bahn site over 3 moths :-) If you find better connection for September 26, 27 (from Paris at 17:30 or later to Hamburg at 09:30 or earlier) - you will be a genius :-) Don't use CNL Paris-Hamburg, it may be canceled.

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7. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

Hmmm? Starting at 17:10 on Friday you would be in Hamburg at 01:37.

Than you have at both days a connection

Paris Est dep 19:06 ICE

Frankfurt Hbf arr 22:58

Frankfurt Hbf dep 23:24 IC

Hamburg arr 06:51

That's much better than to spent several hours at a train stations. Albeit open 24 hours these are not designed for overnight stays. End of September you have to expect temperatures dropping well below 10°C at night.

Edited: 31 May 2014, 22:52
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8. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

September? The final timetable isn't even published!

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Abalada, I will arrive at Gare de Lyon at 15:53. If Renfe SNCF will be in time (without a late) I can arrive to Paris East by RER to Gare du Nord and walking to East, but there is risk. Thank you, I'll think about this route. Paris - Frankfurt -Hamburg is more expensive than Paris-Essen-Hamburg (almost twice)

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10. Re: Waiting next train at Essen HBF

I would try to get another connection, if possible anyway. It´s not very comfortable at night (as many main stations), although there are always security guards around.

Edited: 01 June 2014, 12:35