How to travel from Berlin to Essen

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from Berlin to Essen

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

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To get from Berlin to Essen on Jul 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 09:35PMEssen Hbf
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12:41AMBerlin Hbf7h37 08:18AMEssen Hbf
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03:57PMBerlin Hbf4h21 08:18PMEssen Hbf
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Travel Information to Essen from Berlin

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $101 (€90) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 281 miles (453 km) to Essen from Berlin. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Berlin to Essen.

How to get from Berlin to Essen

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Berlin to Essen, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Berlin to Essen and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

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

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Essen is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Essen:

A ferry is $39 (€35) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Berlin to Essen costing on average $39 (€35).

Taking a ferry is about $101 (€90) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $101 (€90) for this route.

Taking a ferry is about $56 (€50) less than taking a train, which costs on average $56 (€50) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Essen from Berlin is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h   on average.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 49 min   on average.

The Berlin to Essen distance is around 281 miles (453 km).

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Essen is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Berlin 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 Berlin to Essen:

  • Buses mostly leave from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains most often depart from Berlin at Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen at Essen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Essen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Berlin to Essen tickets on Omio for $39 (€35).
  • Eurowings can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Berlin to Essen for $101 (€90).
  • FlixTrain can get you to Essen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with FlixTrain from Berlin to Essen for $56 (€50) on Omio.

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

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find around 19 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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 Berlin.

Many of our customers traveling from Berlin to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Essen are Hamburg, Paris or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Berlin to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $39 (€35) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $101 (€90) one way on average.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $56 (€50) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Essen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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