The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Berlin to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 40 m
6 h 8 m
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Of the 5 buses that leave Berlin for Essen every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||281 miles (453 km)|
|Average bus duration||6 h 55 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$38 (€34)|
|Bus frequency||3 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day|
|Bus providers||Flixbus or BlaBlaCar|
Buses from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles (453 km) long route taking on average 6 h 55 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $34 (€31), but the average price of bus tickets is $38 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).
FlixBus buses will get you between Berlin and Essen from $35 (€31). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Berlin to Essen bus information with FlixBus:
When departing from Berlin, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, Ostbahnhof and Berlin, Alexanderplatz. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in bus stations like Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof), Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, which is located around 7.1 miles (11.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof), located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre.
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