How to travel from Essen to Aachen

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Travel Information between Essen and Aachen

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 1 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 61 miles (99 km) between Essen and Aachen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Essen to Aachen.

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How to get from Essen to Aachen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Essen to Aachen is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Essen to Aachen

You can travel by travel to Aachen from Essen with Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel between Essen and Aachen. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Essen to Aachen

      FAQs: Travel to Aachen 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 Essen to Aachen.

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

      The cheapest way to travel from Essen to Aachen is a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

      This is compared to other travel options from Essen to Aachen:

      A bus is $3 (€3) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Essen to Aachen costing on average $9 (€8).

      The quickest way to travel to Aachen from Essen is by train, which takes on average 1 h 24 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 1 h 34 min of travel time.

      The Essen to Aachen distance is around 61 miles (99 km).

      The average frequency per day from Essen to Aachen is:

      • 3 buses per day.
      • 25 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers take a train from Essen Hbf to Aachen Hbf.

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

      • You can travel from Essen to Aachen by bus with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $6 (€5) with FlixBus from Essen to Aachen.
      • You can travel from Essen to Aachen by train with Deutsche Bahn, National Express, Thalys or FlixTrain. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€8) with FlixTrain from Essen to Aachen.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Essen to Aachen with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Aachen with FlixBus.
      • You can check for a direct train to Aachen with Deutsche Bahn, National Express, Thalys or FlixTrain with 19 direct trains per day.

      Direct services to Aachen 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 trip.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Essen to Aachen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Essen and Aachen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Aachen and any of these top destinations today!

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