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Overview: Bus from Essen to Cologne

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Essen to Cologne cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $5 (€4), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Bus providers: FlixBus from Essen to Cologne

Find the best buses between Essen and Cologne with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $5 (€4). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixBus

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.

    FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets between Essen and Cologne and when traveling by bus:

    • 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: Bus to Cologne from Essen

    Take the bus to Cologne 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 Essen to Cologne.
    FAQs

    How much does a cheap bus to Cologne from Essen cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Essen to Cologne buses for as little as $5 (€4)  in the next 7 days.

    How much is a bus ticket from Essen to Cologne?

    The bus price to Cologne from Essen is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

    How far is it from Essen to Cologne by bus?

    You should expect to travel around 36 miles (58 km)  from Essen to Cologne by bus.

    What is the Essen to Cologne bus travel time?

    The bus time to Cologne from Essen is on average 1 h 50 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cologne from Essen by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When traveling by bus from Essen to Cologne, which bus station in Essen do I depart from and which bus station in Cologne do I arrive in?

    There are a few bus stations in Essen to start your journey from including Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen Main Train Station and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit. In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

    Where do I find the Essen bus station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne bus station?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 0.3 miles (517 m) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel approximately 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from the bus station to the city center in Cologne.

    Which bus companies can get me from Essen to Cologne?

    If you're looking for buses from Essen to Cologne, you can rely on Flixbus or BlaBlaCar to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Essen to Cologne journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    When is the earliest bus from Essen to Cologne? When is the last bus from Essen to Cologne?

    You can take the earliest bus from Essen to Cologne at 8: 00 PM   or take the last bus from Essen to Cologne leaving at 8: 35 PM. Look for the latest Essen to Cologne bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.

    How far in advance should I book bus tickets to Cologne from Essen for the best deals?

    The price of a one way bus ticket from Essen to Cologne is on average $5 (€4) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets to Cologne from Essen available a few months in advance.