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Bus Information between Cologne and Essen

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Cologne to Essen cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $5 (€4), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

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FlixBus Cologne – Essen

You can travel by bus from Cologne to Essen with FlixBus for as low as $5 (€4). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Cologne and Essen.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy bus between Cologne and Essen, check Omio for FlixBus buses offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest bus to take for this 36 miles (58 km) route between Cologne and Essen, Omio makes it easier than ever to find FlixBus buses at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book bus tickets online. Check the current FlixBus bus schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Cologne and Essen as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your FlixBus bus on Omio. If you search for buses from Cologne to Essen in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for FlixBus buses from Cologne to Essen starting at $5 (€4), buy your official FlixBus tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Cologne to Essen:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Buses from Cologne to Essen
Take the bus to Essen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Essen.
FAQs
How much are cheap buses to Essen from Cologne?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Essen for as low as $5 (€4)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Cologne to Essen?
The bus price from Cologne to Essen is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Essen by bus?
The distance from Cologne to Essen by bus is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
How long is the bus to Essen from Cologne?
The Cologne to Essen bus duration is on average 1 h 40 min, which is to be expected when traveling 36 miles (58 km) from Cologne to Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Cologne to Essen, which bus station in Cologne do I depart from and which bus station in Essen do I arrive in?

When taking the bus from Cologne to Essen, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Your route can end in bus stations such as Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Where is the Cologne bus station located? Where is the Essen bus station located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), located 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from the city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Cologne to Essen?
For the journey from Cologne to Essen you can take a bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Essen from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any direct buses from Cologne to Essen?
If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
When is the earliest bus from Cologne to Essen? When is the last bus from Cologne to Essen?
You can take the first bus from Cologne to Essen at 6: 05 AM. The last bus from Cologne to Essen that you can take departs at 8: 10 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Cologne to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets to Essen from Cologne for the best deals?
If you buy the Cologne to Essen bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $5 (€4). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Essen from Cologne. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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