How to travel from Aachen to Essen

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from Aachen to Essen

You can get from Aachen to Essen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Aachen to Essen on Aug 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:08AMAachen Hbf1h38 08:46AMEssen Hbf
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06:22PMAachen Hbf1h54 08:16PMEssen Hbf
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08:22AMAachen Hbf1h54 10:16AMEssen Hbf
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07:22PMAachen Hbf1h52 09:14PMEssen Hbf
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Travel Information from Aachen to Essen

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€16) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€20) • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 61 miles (99 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Essen from Aachen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Aachen to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Aachen to Essen

Travel 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 Aachen to Essen.

You can travel between Aachen and Essen 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Essen from Aachen is by taking a bus with an average price of $17 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is about $4 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€20) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Aachen is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 36 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Essen by bus can take on average 3 h 15 min.

The distance is approximately 61 miles (99 km) from Aachen to Essen.

The average frequency per day from Aachen to Essen is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 55 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Aachen and Essen as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Aachen to Essen:

  • Buses mostly leave from Aachen, Wilmersdorferstrasse and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains mostly depart from Aachen Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Aachen to Essen:

  • You can travel to Essen from Aachen by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€16) with Flixbus from Aachen to Essen.
  • You can take a train from Aachen to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $21 (€20) with Deutsche Bahn from Aachen to Essen.

Yes, there are direct services available from Aachen to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 37 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Essen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Essen from Aachen.

Looking to extend your trip from Aachen to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Aachen to Essen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Paris from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Aachen to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $21 (€20) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Aachen to Essen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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