How to travel from Bonn to Essen

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Travel Information to Essen from Bonn

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€14) • 1 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 50 miles (80 km) between Bonn and Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bonn to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bonn 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 Bonn to Essen.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Bonn and Essen. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bonn to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Essen:

A bus is generally $5 (€5) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $15 (€14) from Bonn to Essen.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Bonn is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 12 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 15 min   of travel time.

The Bonn to Essen distance is around 50 miles (80 km).

The average frequency per day from Bonn to Essen is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 23 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Bonn to 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 when traveling from Bonn to Essen:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bonn, Museumsmeile and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers take a train from Bonn Hbf to Essen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bonn 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 Bonn to Essen tickets on Omio for $10 (€9).
  • FlixTrain can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Bonn to Essen for $15 (€14).

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

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 8 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 between Bonn and Essen.

Looking to extend your trip from Bonn to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Bonn 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.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $10 (€9) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $15 (€14) one way.

But we recommend booking Bonn 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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