Cheap bus tickets from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$32

Average

$43

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 Munich to Essen will cost around $ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 32.

Cheapest
08:00AMMünchen, ZOB11h45 07:45PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
1 changes
$321One-way
02:00AMMunich11h25 01:25PMEssen
0 changes
$541One-way

Bus schedule from Munich to Essen

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02:00AMMunich11h25 01:25PMEssen
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08:00AMMünchen, ZOB11h45 07:45PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
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Thu
Jan 27
$33Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$216Eurowings
Fri
Jan 28
$33Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$216Eurowings
Sat
Jan 29
$33Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$207Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 30
$33Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$144Eurowings
Mon
Jan 31
$33Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$185Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 1
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$102Eurowings
Wed
Feb 2
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$120Tuifly
Thu
Feb 3
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$126Eurowings
Fri
Feb 4
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$149Lufthansa
Sat
Feb 5
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$149Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Feb 6
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$102Eurowings
Mon
Feb 7
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$126Eurowings
Tue
Feb 8
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Eurowings
Wed
Feb 9
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Eurowings
Thu
Feb 10
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$90Eurowings
Fri
Feb 11
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$102Eurowings
Sat
Feb 12
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$113Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Feb 13
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Eurowings
Mon
Feb 14
$21Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$102Eurowings

Bus times from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

11 h 25 m

Average

11 h 35 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

493 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Munich for Essen every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 493 km distance in an average of 11 h 35 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 11 h 25 m .

The slowest buses will take 11 h 45 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.

2nd Fastest
02:00AMMunich11h25 01:25PMEssen
0 changes
$541One-way
08:00AMMünchen, ZOB11h45 07:45PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
1 changes
$321One-way

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Overview: Bus from Munich to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$29 (€24)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Munich to Essen cover the 306 miles (493 km) long route taking on average 11 h 45 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€24), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Bus companies: Munich to Essen with FlixBus

Find the best buses between Munich and Essen with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $18 (€15). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: $18

Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets from Munich to 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: Bus to Essen from Munich

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FAQs

How much are cheap buses between Munich and Essen?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Munich to Essen buses for as little as $18 (€15)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a bus ticket to Essen from Munich?

The bus price between Munich and Essen is on average $29 (€24)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How far is Essen from Munich by bus?

The bus distance from Munich to Essen is around 306 miles (493 km).

How many hours is the bus time to Essen from Munich?

On average the Munich to Essen bus travel time is 11 h 45 min  for the 306 miles (493 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

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

When departing from Munich, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including München, ZOB, Munich, Goeppert Mayer Straße/ Frottmain and Munich, Hauptbahnhof Nord. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in bus stations like Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen Main Train Station and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit.

Omio customers book a bus from München Hbf   to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof)   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure bus station in Munich located? Where is the arrival bus station in Essen located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, München Hbf, located approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city center of Munich. The most popular arrival bus station in Essen, called Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from its city center.

What bus companies go from Munich to Essen?

Take the Munich to Essen bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Essen from Munich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

What time is the earliest bus from Munich to Essen? What time is the last bus from Munich to Essen?

The first Munich to Essen bus departs at 7: 00 AM   and the last bus from Munich to Essen leaves at 10: 00 AM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Munich to Essen on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Munich to Essen to get the best deals?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Munich to Essen is on average $29 (€24) 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets to Essen from Munich available a few months in advance.