Cologne to Essen bus

Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 16

Cheapest

8

Average

10

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Flixbus
02:55PMCologne2h20 05:15PMEssen
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81One-way
Flixbus
10:45AMCologne1h45 12:30PMEssen
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91One-way
Flixbus
07:45PMCologne2h00 09:45PMEssen
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101One-way
Flixbus
07:40PMCologne1h35 09:15PMEssen
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101One-way
Flixbus
07:05PMCologne1h50 08:55PMEssen
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101One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Essen

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16
06:40AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport2h05 08:45AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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05:45PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport2h00 07:45PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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Bus times from Cologne to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 16

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 2 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

58 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Cologne for Essen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

05:45PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport2h00 07:45PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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131One-way
06:40AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport2h05 08:45AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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81One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Essen

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€8)
changesDirect busNo
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Cologne to Essen cover the 36 miles (58 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $8 (€8), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).

Bus companies: FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Essen

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

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BlaBlaCar Bus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $9

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of bus services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of buses includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Essen bus.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

    • Average Price: $5

    Travel Tips: Bus to Essen from Cologne

    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
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Cologne and Essen for the next 7 days starting from $5 (€5)  one way.
    If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Essen bus to cost on average $8 (€8)  one way.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Essen by bus to be approximately 36 miles (58 km).
    The Cologne to Essen bus duration is on average 1 h 45 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 departing from Cologne, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in bus stations like Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite and Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).

    Omio customers book a bus from Köln Hbf   to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter)   most frequently for this route.

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their buses from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

    Passengers arriving in Essen most often arrive at Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and need to travel around 0.4 miles (668 m) from this bus station to the city center.

    If you're looking for buses from Cologne to Essen, you can rely on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus or BlaBlaCar to get you to Essen. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Cologne to Essen trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Essen at 4: 40 AM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Essen leaving at 8: 10 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Essen bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
    You can find buses between Cologne and Essen to cost on average $8 (€8) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Essen bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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