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Bus Information from Lille to Essen

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 18 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$36 (€29)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersDeutsche Bahn

Buses from Lille to Essen cover the 180 miles (291 km) long route taking on average 8 h 18 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $20 (€16), but the average price of bus tickets is $36 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from Lille Flandres and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest bus company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a trip between Lille and Essen. Find DB bus times and tickets for your 180 miles (291 km) journey between Lille and Essen with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable bus from Lille to Essen. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of bus types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) buses. These types of buses differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these buses, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain buses.

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Buses from Lille to Essen
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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by bus from Lille, France to Essen, Germany?

Travel between Lille, France and Essen, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Lille?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/18/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Essen from Lille as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Lille, France from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return bus to Lille, France from Essen is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Lille from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Essen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the safety rules to follow in Lille, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Lille from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap buses between Lille and Essen cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Essen from Lille for the next 7 days starting from $20 (€16)  one way.
How much is the bus to Essen from Lille on average?
If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lille to Essen bus to cost on average $36 (€29)  one way.
How far is it from Lille to Essen by bus?
You should expect to travel around 180 miles (291 km)  to Essen from Lille by bus.
How many hours is the bus time between Lille and Essen?
While the time it takes to travel 180 miles (291 km) to Essen from Lille can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lille to Essen bus journey time is on average 8 h 18 min.
What station does the bus from Lille to Essen depart from? Which Essen bus station do I come into from Lille?

Some of the Lille bus stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Lille, Gare Lille Europe, Lille, Place Saint Hubert and Lille, Boulevard Victor Hugo (Total Access). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Essen include Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lille Flandres   and arriving in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

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

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Lille Flandres, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 take me to Essen from Lille?
For the best Lille to Essen bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Lille and Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
When does the first bus depart from Lille to Essen? When does the last bus depart from Lille to Essen?
You can take the earliest bus from Lille to Essen at 7: 30 AM   or take the last bus from Lille to Essen leaving at 11: 10 AM. Look for the latest Lille to Essen bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Lille to Essen to get the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Lille to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $36 (€29) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Essen from Lille are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lille
Essen
Gare Lille Europe
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LILLE, Gare de Lille Europe
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Lille
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Lille
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Lille
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Lille, Boulevard de Leeds
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Lille, France
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