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from Düsseldorf to Essen

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Travel from Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Essen.
How do I travel from Düsseldorf to Essen?

There are 2 travel options from Düsseldorf to Essen: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Düsseldorf and Essen?

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Düsseldorf is by taking a train, which costs on average $15 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

Taking a train is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a bus to Essen, which costs on average $17 (€14) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Düsseldorf is by train with an average travel time of 25 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 5 min.

How far is Essen from Düsseldorf?

You should expect to travel around 19 miles (30 km) between Düsseldorf and Essen.

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

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Essen is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Düsseldorf? Where do I arrive in Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Düsseldorf to Essen:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Düsseldorf to Essen depart from Düsseldorf, ZOB am Hbf to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travelers take a train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Düsseldorf to Essen?

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

  • You can travel to Essen from Düsseldorf by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€14) with Flixbus from Düsseldorf to Essen.
  • You can go to Essen from Düsseldorf by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $15 (€12) with Deutsche Bahn from Düsseldorf to Essen on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Düsseldorf and Essen?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 50 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 to Essen from Düsseldorf.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Düsseldorf to Essen?
Looking to extend your trip from Düsseldorf to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Düsseldorf 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.
How early should I book Düsseldorf to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $17 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $15 (€12) one way on average.

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

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