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Bus Information from Milan to Essen

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
durationAverage bus duration17 h 24 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$47 (€38)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus

Buses from Milan to Essen cover the 425 miles (685 km) long route taking on average 17 h 24 min with our travel partners like Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $47 (€38), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $41 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).


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 from Milan to Essen.

FlixBus is one of the best options when traveling by bus from Milan to Essen. Omio quickly shows you current FlixBus bus schedules for the Milan - Essen trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy bus tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance between Milan and Essen is around 425 miles (685 km) and the cheapest FlixBus one-way ticket you can book starts at $41 (€33). As you check the latest Milan to Essen bus schedule from FlixBus for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Essen safely. If you search for FlixBus tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect FlixBus ticket between Milan and Essen so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets between Milan and Essen due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Milan 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 Milan to Essen.
Is cross-border travel by bus between Milan, Italy and Essen, Germany allowed?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Essen, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 between Milan and Essen as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Italy from Essen, Germany?

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

Is my return bus into Milan 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 Italy from Essen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Milan from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap buses between Milan and Essen cost?
Bus tickets from Milan to Essen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $41 (€33)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket between Milan and Essen?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Milan to Essen bus price to come in at an average of $47 (€38)  one way.
How many miles is it from Milan to Essen by bus?
The Milan to Essen bus distance is approximately 425 miles (685 km).
How long is the bus from Milan to Essen?
The bus time to Essen from Milan is on average 17 h 24 min  for the 425 miles (685 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Essen from Milan by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Milan goes to Essen? What bus station do I come into Essen from Milan?

Some of the Milan bus stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Milan, Stazione Centrale, Milan, MILANO - P. Zza Laghi usc. Autostrada new svinc and Milan, Largo Tazio Nuvolari (Romolo). 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 Milano Centrale   and arriving in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

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

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Milano Centrale, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Milan. The most popular arrival bus station in Essen, called Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), is located around 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from its city center.

What bus companies go from Milan to Essen?
When taking a bus from Milan to Essen, you can count on Flixbus for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between Milan and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When does the first bus depart from Milan to Essen? When does the last bus depart from Milan to Essen?
You can take the first bus from Milan to Essen at 2: 30 PM. The last bus from Milan to Essen that you can take departs at 6: 55 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Milan to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I purchase the Milan to Essen bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you book a bus ticket from Milan to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $47 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Milan to Essen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68