Map of Essen

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metro map of essen rayhaber

Essen Metro Map: Many people see Essen as the country's energy capital. It is home to two major electricity companies, E.ON SE and RWE AG. Perhaps because of the enormous industrial breakthrough of the city in the mid-twentieth century, it was the target of thousands of Germans and other Europeans who wanted to earn a living in manufacturing. However, after the 70s, with the natural evolution of the business sector, many immigrants left Essen. They once worked in the factories of the city, but now they decided to leave the big city.

However, the demographic characteristics of the city continued to increase in the 60s prior to the decline of the population. The local authorities are then obliged to meet the service needs of the new residents. Transportation was one of the basic needs of the residents, and despite Essen's major tram network, vehicles remained inadequate. As a result, Essen's plans to solve the mobility problem became a priority.

After years of projects became almost impossible, the city's transport authorities chose the underground alternative. Opened on May 28, 1877, the city baptized the Stadtbahn Essen, a medium-sized light rail system responsible for transportation throughout the main city. The current railway is 21,5 kilometers (13,6 miles). There are 22 metro stations (and additional surface level stops where trams travel).

Lines and stations

Essen's light rail system runs along a central underground route from the Essen Hauptbahnhof to Berliner Platz. It runs through the city center, where trains run on the 3 commercial lines of the Stadtbahn. The remaining structure is the surface level.

The northern part is an example. It is served by lines U-11 and U-17 and extends from Berliner Platz to Karlsplatz. Similarly, the U-17 and U-18 lines serve the Essen Hauptbahnhof - Bismarckplatz route.

Map of Essen

U-11 Line

The U-11 line starts in the Gelsenkirchen-Horst community. From there, he travels through Emscher and the Rhein-Herne-Canal while traveling in the direction of central Essen. The line's quick connection between the northern part of Altenessen and the exhibition center and Grugapark park is particularly useful. U-11 rating 23 The stop is as follows:

  1. Gelsenkirchen Buerer Straße (Horst)
  2. Gelsenkirchen Schloss Horst (Gelsenkirchen Area-Horst),
  3. Gelsenkirchen Fischerstraße (Horst)
  4. Alte Landstraße,
  5. Boyer Straße,
  6. Arenbergstraß to,
  7. Hesslerstrasse,
  8. II. Schichtstraß to,
  9. Karlsplatz (Altenessen-Nord),
  10. Altenessen Mitte (Altenessen-Süd),
  11. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Park,
  12. Altenessen Bahnhof (Altenessen-Süd),
  13. Bäuminghausstraß to,
  14. Bamlerstraß to,
  15. Universität Essen (Stadtkern District),
  16. Berliner Platz (Stadtkern District)),
  17. Hirschlandplatz (Stadtkern District),
  18. Essen Hauptbahnhof (Stadtkern District),
  19. Philharmonie (Südviertel Region),
  20. Rüttenscheider Stern (Rüttenscheid District),
  21. Martinstraße (Rüttenscheid District),
  22. Messe Ost / Gruga (Rüttenscheid District),
  23. Messe West / Süd Rüttenscheid Region)

U-17 Line

There are 17 stations on line U-17. The route starts at the Karlsplatz stop in the Altenessen area and goes to the southern part of Essen. Stations from Karlsplatz to Rampe Planckstraße are underground and the rest at the surface level. The U-17 line stations are as follows:

  1. Karlsplatz (Altenessen-Nord),
  2. Altenessen Mitte (Altenessen-Süd),
  3. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Park,
  4. Altenessen Bahnhof (Altenessen-Süd),
  5. Bäuminghausstraße, Bamlerstraße,
  6. Universität Essen (Stadtkern District),
  7. Berliner Platz (Stadtkern District),
  8. Hirschlandplatz (Stadtkern District),
  9. Essen Hauptbahnhof (Stadtkern District),
  10. bismarckplatz,
  11. Planckstraß to,
  12. Gemarkenplatz,
  13. Holsterhauser Platz (Holsterhausen District),
  14. Halbe Höhe,
  15. Laubenweg,
  16. Margarethenhöhe Region (Margarethenhöhe Region)

U-18 Line

There are 18 stations on line U-17. It is distributed from the east to the west of Essen to the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr. Route

  1. Allee-Center Altenessen,
  2. Limbecker Platz,
  3. Eat,
  4. RheinRuhrZentrum
  5. Forum Mülheim

The U-18 line surrounds the centers and is the only area that does not share railways with the city tram. The U-18 includes the following stops:

  1. Essen Stadtbahn,
  2. Berliner Platz (Stadtkern District),
  3. Hirschlandplatz (Stadtkern District),
  4. Essen Hauptbahnhof (Stadtkern District),
  5. Bismarckplatz, Savignystraße / ETEC,
  6. Hobeisenbrücke, Breslauer Straße,
  7. Wickenburgstraß to,
  8. RheinRuhrZentrum (Mülheim an der Ruhrenße),
  9. Rosheim Area,
  10. Rosheim Area,
  11. Heißen Kirche (Heißen Area),
  12. Mühlenfeld (Heißen District),
  13. Christianstraße (Altstadt I Region),
  14. Gracht (Altstadt I District),
  15. Von-Bock-straãÿ A,
  16. Mülheim uhRuhr– Hauptbahnhof (Altstadt Area)
essen metro map
essen metro map


Essen Underground is connected to the city's other transport systems, including buses, commuter trains and fast transit lines.

The city is extremely connected, so riders are always just a few meters from a public transport option. Many Essen Stadtbahn stations are also served by tram routes.

Stations and Connections

Gelsenkirchen is connected to the Buerer Straße: SB36, 252, 253, 254, 258, 259, 260, 383 and 396 bus routes and 301 tram routes.
Gelsenkirchen Schloss Horst: Connects to the SB36, 253, 254, 259, 260, 383 and 396 bus routes and the 301 tram route.
Gelsenkirchen Fischerstraße: Connects to 396 bus routes.
Boyer Straße: Connects to 189 and 263 bus routes.
Arenbergstraße: Connects to 189 and 263 bus routes.
Karlsplatz: Connects to 162, 172, 173 and 183 bus routes.
Altenessen Mitte: Connects to 162, 170 and 172 bus routes.
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Park: Connects to bus lines 162 and 172.
Altenessen Bahnhof: Connects to the S-Bahn line S2 and the Rhein-Emscher-Express (RE3) express route. It is also connected to bus routes 140, 162, 172 and 183 and tram route 108.
Bamlerstraße: Connects to the 196 bus route.
Universität Essen: Connects to the SB16 and 166 bus routes.
Berliner Platz: Connects to bus routes 145, 166 and SB16 and tram lines 101/106, 103, 105 and 109
Essen Hauptbahnhof: Connects to S-Bahn lines, S1, S2, S3, S6 and S9 and express roads, RE1, RE2, RE6, RE11, RE14, RE16, RB40 and RB42. This station is also connected to tram lines 101/106, 105, 107 and 108 and to bus lines 145, 146, 147, 154, 155, 166, 193, 196, SB14, SB15, SB16 and SB19.
Philharmonie: Connected to tram 107 and 108.
Rüttenscheider Stern: It is connected to tram lines 101/106, 107 and 108.
Martinstraße: Connects to tram lines 107 and 108 and bus lines 142M, 160 and 161.
Messe Ost / Gruga: Connects to bus route 142.
Messe West / Süd / Gruga: Connects to bus route 142.
Bismarckplatz: Connects to the 196 bus route.
Hobeisenbrücke: Connected to tram line 101/106.
Breslauer Straße: Buses 160 and 161.
Wickenburgstraße: Connects to 145 and 196 bus routes.
RheinRuhrZentrum: Connects to the bus routes 129, 130 and 138.
Eichbaum: Connects to 136 bus routes.
Heißen Kirche: It connects to 129, 132, 136, 138 and 753 bus routes.
Von-Bock-Straße: Connects to bus route 131.
Mülheim uhRuhr– Hauptbahnhof: Connects to the S1 and S2 lines of the S-Bahn and to the express lines RE1, RE2, RE6 and RE11. This station is also connected to bus lines 122, 124, 128, 131, 132, 133, 135, 151 and 752.
Holsterhauser Platz: Connects to the 101/106 tram line.
Margarethenhöhe: Connects to bus route 169.

Ticket prices

Essen Metro offers a variety of payment options, including tickets and reloadable cards. The price depends on the distance covered by the driver. The distance is divided into four large areas known as Zone A, Zone B, Zone C and Zone D. However, the “Short Distance” option is also available. Includes up to 4 stations and takes 20 minutes.

Payment prices and options are detailed below:

Einzel Ticket

This is the subway's simplest ticket option. Includes travel within a specified time period starting after the ticket is verified.

K (Short Distance): € 1,60 (USD 1,83). Valid for 20 minutes.
Region A: € 2,80 (US $ 3,21). Valid for 90 minutes.
Region B: € 5,90 (US $ 6,76). Valid for 120 minutes.
Region C: € 12,50 (US $ 14,32). Valid for 180 minutes.
Zone D: 15.30 € ($ 17.53). Valid for 300 minutes.
4er Tickets

This ticket includes 4 trips within a specified period. The compatibility of the 4er ticket with buses and trams is ideal for drivers planning to switch to another mode of transport.

K (Short Distance): € 5,90 ($ 6,76). Valid for 20 minutes.
Region A: € 10,20 (US $ 11,69). Valid for 90 minutes.
Zone B: 21.40 € ($ 24.52). Valid for 120 minutes.
Zone C: 44.40 € ($ 50.87). Valid for 180 minutes.
Region D: € 54,00 (US $ 61,87). Valid for 300 minutes.
24 StundenTicket

These tickets are for students in the city. They offer unlimited 24-hour access to the city metros metro, bus and tram.

Region A: € 7,00 (US $ 8,02).
Zone B: € 14,20 (US $ 16,27).
Zone C: € 24.30 ($ 27.84).
Zone D: € 29,10 (US $ 33,34).

These tickets are for students in the city. They offer unlimited 48-hour access to the city metros metro, bus and tram.

Zone A: 13.30 € ($ 15.24).
Zone B: € 27,00 (US $ 30,94).
Zone C: € 46.20 ($ 52.93).
Zone D: 55.30 € ($ 63.36).

Ticket for young people

This monthly ticket is designed for students in the city and is available for transfer to the subway, bus or tram for 30 consecutive days. Cost includes Region D pricing only. The ticket is fully personalized and the identification must be made with it.

Cost: € 69.95 ($ 80.14)

Ticket 1000

Ticket1000 is a monthly subscription. The price is based on the number of regions traveled and is available on subways, buses and trams.

Region A: € 76,00 (US $ 87,08).
Zone B: € 109,35 (US $ 125,29).
Zone C: € 147.30 ($ 168.77).
Zone D: 185.30 € ($ 212.31).

Flights to Baren

This ticket is designed for adults aged 60 and over, including those who continue to work. This is a monthly subscription and the charge corresponds to Region D.

Cost: € 86,70 (US $ 99,34).

Working hours

Essen Metro offers a very convenient program for riders. The service starts at 16:30 on weekdays and runs continuously until it closes at 23:30. (although some stations close at 23:00).

Shuttle service is available from 7:00 until 23:00. or 23:30 on Saturdays. The waiting time between trains also increases.

The service starts at 8:00 am on Sundays and holidays. As on Saturdays, trains run less frequently due to reduced customer demand.

The typical waiting time between trains is every 10 minutes - the frequency is reduced every 5 minutes during peak hours. The frequency is every 15 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


The main goal of the Essen Metro construction was to involve each of the city's social groups. Accordingly, it is designed to accommodate elderly people with limited mobility.

Each train is at a low level to better facilitate entry and exit of passengers. The area is also reserved for wheelchairs, prams and bicycles.

Special subway staff are available to assist riders on request. This can range from assistance moving around the station to advice on which tickets to buy.


  • Any intentional damage made to transport vehicles or general facilities may be fined. If the behavior persists, the responsible party is expelled from the system.
  • The baggage must not obstruct the movement of other passengers.
  • Objects with features or behavior that disturb other passengers are prohibited. This includes fragrant or potentially toxic substances, irritating sounds and more.
  • Emergency devices at the Essen Metro train and stations cannot be used unless there is a real emergency. This behavior is considered sabotage of the system and comes with a fine.
  • Skating is not allowed on the subway. Riding on skateboards, scooters or similar items is also prohibited. For the first time, authorized personnel may ask criminals to stop using these items and, if they do not, are asked to leave.
  • Aggressive behavior, insults or intimidation by other drivers is strictly prohibited on the Essen Underground.
  • Smoking is not permitted on trains and stations.
  • No food in the subway.
  • No subway facilities are allowed or under the influence of alcohol.
  • Unauthorized distribution of all kinds of propaganda is strictly prohibited in subway stations and trains.
  • Individuals should always stay behind the yellow line.
  • Panhandling is prohibited on subway trains and stations.
  • It is forbidden to carry firearms on trains unless the person is a clearly defined authority.
  • Headphones must be used when playing music on portable devices.
  • Individuals are not allowed on train tracks. If their items fall on the rails, they should ask service personnel for help.
  • Airport connections

Unfortunately, Essen does not have its own commercial airport. Instead, there is a single air facility for private use, independent pilots and charter flights. However, most visitors use Düsseldorf International Airport, the third busiest air terminal in Germany.

This airport is an ideal option. It is just 30 minutes from Essen city center. The Essen Hauptbahnhof station can be reached on three commercial lines to reach the underground. From there, one of the RE 10162 expresses going directly to the airport is installed. It usually takes no more than 35 - 40 minutes and stops just outside the airport.

Similarly, since the cities are very well connected, it is possible to access other cities from Düsseldorf International Airport. This can be achieved by express roads and suburban railways.

Future Extensions

One of the most noteworthy projects of the Essen Metro is the extension of the U-17 line, which will be expanded by three stations south from the Margarethenhöhe terminal. Although the plan is uncertain, there is the potential to extend the U-11 line to the south.

There are additional plans to replace old high-rise tram cars, especially on routes 101 and 107. These will be replaced by those with folding staircases - the Martinstraße section, as they share the parts with the U-11 underground line at the Essen Hauptbahnhof.

The present draft includes a partial reduction in platform heights at the underground stops of the system to facilitate the movement of tram lines 101 and 107. The new platforms will be upgraded a bit, but will not disturb the metro and tram drivers. Old tram line vehicles would become completely incompatible.

Tourist sites

One of Essen's landmarks is the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, a former industrial site that was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001. It belongs to the European Industrial Heritage Route and has a rich history since the mid-nineteenth century. it was finally closed in the 90s. Today there are guided tours along with stories of the on-site factories. The complex also has a superb restaurant that successfully blends Essen's production history with the latest culinary trends.

To get to the complex, you should take the underground to Altenessen Bf station with lines U-11 and U-18 and walk a few meters to the S-Bahn Essen-Altenessen stop. From there, you must take the S2 route and get off at Essen-Zollverein Nord station.

There is also the famous GOP Varieté Essen theater and restaurant, about 500 meters from Berliner Platz station, which can be reached from three underground lines. Theater productions include acrobats, magicians, ventriloquists, singers and other artists who entertain and interact with the public. Productions change monthly, so new performances are always available. The place is characterized by a fun atmosphere inspired by both British qualities and classic circus charm.


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