How to travel from Erfurt to Essen

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Travel Information to Essen from Erfurt

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $40
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€30) • 5 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 176 miles (284 km) between Erfurt and Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Erfurt to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Erfurt 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 Erfurt to Essen.

There are 4 travel options from Erfurt to Essen: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Erfurt to Essen is by taking a flight with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A flight is generally $37 (€34) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $40 (€37) from Erfurt to Essen.

Taking a flight is about $29 (€27) less than taking a train, which costs on average $32 (€30) for this route.

The fastest way from Erfurt to Essen is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 12 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Essen by bus can take on average 6 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Essen by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Erfurt to Essen is approximately 176 miles (284 km).

The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Essen is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • Around 13 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Erfurt 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 Erfurt to Essen:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Erfurt, Urbicher Kreuz to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers take a train from Erfurt Hbf to Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Essen from Erfurt by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $40 (€37) with Flixbus from Erfurt to Essen on Omio.
  • You can go to Essen from Erfurt by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $32 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Erfurt to Essen on Omio.
Your trip from Erfurt to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’d like to add Berlin, Hamburg or Paris to your Erfurt to Essen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $40 (€37) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $32 (€30) one way on average.

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

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