The cheapest buses from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$11

Average

$19

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.

The average ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Essen will cost around $ 19 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

01:50PMFrankfurt am Main2h40 04:30PMEssen
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$111One-way
08:30AMFrankfurt am Main2h30 11:00AMEssen
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$111One-way
02:00AMFrankfurt am Main3h00 05:00AMEssen
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$121One-way
05:50PMFrankfurt am Main2h50 08:40PMEssen
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$121One-way
Cheapest
08:00AMFrankfurt am Main4h00 12:00PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
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$221One-way

Timetable Frankfurt am Main to Essen

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02:00AMFrankfurt am Main3h00 05:00AMEssen
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08:00AMFrankfurt am Main4h00 12:00PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
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08:30AMFrankfurt am Main2h30 11:00AMEssen
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12:25PMFrankfurt am Main4h37 05:02PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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01:50PMFrankfurt am Main2h40 04:30PMEssen
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03:15PMFrankfurt am Main5h32 08:47PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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05:50PMFrankfurt am Main2h50 08:40PMEssen
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06:15PMFrankfurt am Main4h05 10:20PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
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Sep 22
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Sep 23
$30Deutsche Bahn with connection
$22Flixbus
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Sep 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$183Lufthansa
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Sep 25
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$124Lufthansa
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Sep 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$183Lufthansa Cityline
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Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$183Lufthansa
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Sep 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$124Lufthansa
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Oct 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 5
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Oct 6
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Oct 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$109Lufthansa
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Oct 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$109Lufthansa
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Oct 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
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Oct 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$22Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest buses from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

3 h 39 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

190 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Frankfurt am Main for Essen every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 190 km distance in an average of 3 h 39 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 5 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

08:30AMFrankfurt am Main2h30 11:00AMEssen
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$111One-way
01:50PMFrankfurt am Main2h40 04:30PMEssen
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$111One-way
05:50PMFrankfurt am Main2h50 08:40PMEssen
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$121One-way
02:00AMFrankfurt am Main3h00 05:00AMEssen
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$121One-way
Fastest
08:00AMFrankfurt am Main4h00 12:00PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
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$221One-way

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Bus Information between Frankfurt am Main and Essen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€16)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Essen cover the 117 miles (189 km) long trip taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $19 (€16), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

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FlixBus Frankfurt am Main – Essen

Buy your official FlixBus bus tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen from $19 (€15) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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 Frankfurt am Main and Essen.

Book your FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Essen bus with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check FlixBus’s up-to-date bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Frankfurt am Main to Essen routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable FlixBus bus tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is 117 miles (189 km), and the best price for a one-way Frankfurt am Main - Essen FlixBus bus ticket starts at $20 (€16) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your FlixBus ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus. Waiting in a line at the bus station to purchase your bus ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your bus tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with FlixBus!

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen 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

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Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Essen
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How much are cheap buses from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Essen for as low as $19 (€15)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus between Frankfurt am Main and Essen?
The bus price to Essen from Frankfurt am Main is on average $19 (€16)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance to Essen from Frankfurt am Main by bus?
The Frankfurt am Main to Essen bus distance is approximately 117 miles (189 km).
How many hours is the bus time from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?
The Frankfurt am Main to Essen bus duration is on average 4 h, which is to be expected when traveling 117 miles (189 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Frankfurt am Main and arrival bus station in Essen?

When taking the bus to Essen from Frankfurt am Main, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Frankfurt am Main, Hbf, Frankfurt am Main, Pforzheimer Straße (Hauptbahnhof Südseite) and Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Terminal 1. Your journey 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 Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen   and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Where is the departure bus station in Frankfurt am Main located? Where is the arrival bus station in Essen located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, is located 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city center of Frankfurt am Main.

The most popular arrival bus station, Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), is located 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from the city center of Essen.

Which bus companies can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?
For the best Frankfurt am Main to Essen bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from Frankfurt am Main to Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?
Yes, you can find a direct bus to Essen from Frankfurt am Main with BlaBlaCar or Croatia Bus d. O. O.   on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
What time is the earliest bus from Frankfurt am Main to Essen? What time is the last bus from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?
The earliest bus departing from Frankfurt am Main to Essen leaves at 6: 00 AM. The last bus departing from Frankfurt am Main to Essen leaves at 4: 15 PM. You can find the latest Frankfurt am Main to Essen bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book bus tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Essen to score the best deals?
If you buy the Frankfurt am Main to Essen bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $19 (€16). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Frankfurt am Main to Essen. 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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Essen, Germany
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