How to get from Essen to Berlin by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Essen to Berlin is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||281 miles (453 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$44 - $150|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $44 (€38) • 8 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $150 (€130) • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Eurowings or FlixTrain|
Travel 281 miles (453 km) by bus, flight or train from Essen to Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€38). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Berlin.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Essen to Berlin 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.
KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel to Berlin from Essen: Economy and Business.
There are 3 options to travel between Essen and Berlin including taking a bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Essen to Berlin is a bus with an average price of $44 (€38).
This is compared to other travel options from Essen to Berlin:
A bus is $106 (€92) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $150 (€130) from Essen to Berlin.
A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train with an average ticket price of $46 (€40) from Essen to Berlin.
The fastest way from Essen to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.
There are alternative travel options to Berlin that take longer:
Getting to Berlin by bus takes 8 h 35 min on average.
Train takes 4 h 15 min on average.
Berlin is approximately 281 miles (453 km) away from Essen.
The average frequency per day from Essen to Berlin is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Berlin from Essen as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Essen to Berlin:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Essen to Berlin with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Berlin 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.
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