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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 Oct 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:30AMBerlin Hbf4h22 08:52AMEssen Hbf
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$671One-way
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04:30AMBerlin Hbf4h22 08:52AMEssen Hbf
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$671One-way
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04:29AMBerlin Hbf4h23 08:52AMEssen Hbf
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05:32AMBerlin Hbf4h11 09:43AMEssen Hbf
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$741One-way
06:34AMBerlin Hbf5h00 11:34AMEssen Hbf
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$741One-way

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Thu
Oct 21
$84Deutsche Bahn
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$197Eurowings
Fri
Oct 22
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$74Eurowings
Sat
Oct 23
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$99Eurowings
Sun
Oct 24
$74Deutsche Bahn
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$197Eurowings
Mon
Oct 25
$25FlixTrain
$31Flixbus
$123Eurowings
Tue
Oct 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$123Eurowings
Wed
Oct 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$111Eurowings
Thu
Oct 28
$29Deutsche Bahn
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$123Eurowings
Fri
Oct 29
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$59Eurowings
Sat
Oct 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Sun
Oct 31
$34Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Mon
Nov 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$123Eurowings
Tue
Nov 2
$18FlixTrain
$31Flixbus
$74Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$99Eurowings
Thu
Nov 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$49Eurowings
Fri
Nov 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$99Eurowings
Sat
Nov 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Sun
Nov 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$111Eurowings
Mon
Nov 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$59Eurowings
Tue
Nov 9
$12FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$59Eurowings
Wed
Nov 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings

Travel Information between Berlin and Essen

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $147
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $147 (€120) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 281 miles (453 km) to Essen from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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
How do I reach Essen from Berlin?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Berlin to Essen. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Berlin to Essen?

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€20) compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is about $123 (€100) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $147 (€120) for this trip.

A bus is generally $5 (€4) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $29 (€24) from Berlin to Essen.

What is the fastest way from Berlin to Essen?

The fastest way from Berlin to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

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

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

What is the distance from Berlin to Essen?

Essen is approximately 281 miles (453 km) away from Berlin.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Berlin to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Essen is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Berlin to Essen as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Berlin to Essen, where do I depart from Berlin and where do I arrive in Essen?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains from Berlin to Essen most often leave from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Essen from Berlin?

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 Eurowings for flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Berlin to Essen tickets on Omio for $147 (€120).
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Berlin to Essen tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Essen for $29 (€24).
Where should I go next after I travel to Essen from Berlin?
Omio customers who travel from Berlin to Essen often also extend their vacation to go to Hamburg, Paris or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Essen and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy Berlin to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $147 (€120) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $29 (€24) one way on average.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey