You can get from Cologne to Essen by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Essen on Oct 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$22 - $24|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $22 (€18) • 47 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $22 (€18) • 47 min|
|Popular travel companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 36 miles (58 km) by bus or train from Cologne to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Essen.
You can travel from Cologne to Essen 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Essen from Cologne is by taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€18).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:
A train is $2 (€2) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cologne to Essen costing on average $24 (€20).
The fastest way from Cologne to Essen is by train with an average journey time of 47 min.
There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 35 min.
You should expect to travel around 36 miles (58 km) between Cologne and Essen.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Essen is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Essen as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Essen:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Essen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Essen with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Essen tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
Before traveling from Cologne to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Cologne to Essen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.