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from Copenhagen to Essen

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Travel Information to Essen from Copenhagen

distanceDistance369 miles (595 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$48 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $48 (€40) • 10 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€45) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 369 miles (595 km) by flight, bus or train to Essen from Copenhagen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $48 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Copenhagen to Essen.

Travel Tips

Travel from Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen to Essen.
Is international travel between Copenhagen, Denmark and Essen, Germany allowed?

International travel from Copenhagen, Denmark to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Denmark?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen if traveling from Copenhagen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What measures do I need to follow in Essen, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/6/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Copenhagen to Essen.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Copenhagen, Denmark from Essen, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Copenhagen, Denmark from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Copenhagen, Denmark from Essen, Germany?

Reentering Denmark is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Copenhagen from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 12 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Which rules do I need to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Denmark must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Copenhagen from Essen here.

How do I reach Essen from Copenhagen?

There are 3 ways to get from Copenhagen to Essen: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Copenhagen to Essen?

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $48 (€40) compared to other travel options to Essen:

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $54 (€45) from Copenhagen to Essen.

Taking a bus is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a train to Essen, which costs on average $50 (€42) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel to Essen from Copenhagen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Copenhagen is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 10 h 1 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 53 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Copenhagen to Essen?

Essen is approximately 369 miles (595 km) away from Copenhagen.

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

The average frequency per day from Copenhagen to Essen is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Copenhagen and in Essen?

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

  • Trains most often depart from Copenhagen at København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) and arrive in Essen at Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Copenhagen to Essen?

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

  • You can travel by plane between Copenhagen and Essen with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Copenhagen to Essen tickets for $54 (€45) on Omio.
  • You can go to Essen from Copenhagen by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $48 (€40) with Flixbus from Copenhagen to Essen on Omio.
  • You can travel from Copenhagen to Essen by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $50 (€42) with Deutsche Bahn from Copenhagen to Essen.
Where should I go next after I travel from Copenhagen to Essen?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Copenhagen to Essen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Copenhagen and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets between Copenhagen and Essen online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $54 (€45) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $48 (€40) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $50 (€42) one way on average.

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

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