How to travel from Essen to Bern

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Travel Information from Essen to Bern

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$65 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€32) • 13 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $65 (€56) • 6 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 311 miles (502 km) from Essen to Bern. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Bern.

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

Our recommendation

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

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Deutsche Bahn

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Find the best journey from Essen to Bern with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and Eurowings! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

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 Bern. 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.

    Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel between Essen and Bern.

      FAQs: Travel from Essen to Bern

      FAQs: Travel to Bern 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 Bern.

      There are 2 ways to get from Essen to Bern: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel between Essen and Bern is a bus with an average price of $37 (€32).

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

      A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Essen to Bern.

      Taking a bus costs $28 (€24) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $65 (€56).

      The quickest way to travel to Bern from Essen is by train, which takes on average 6 h 56 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Bern by bus takes 13 h 5 min on average.

      The Essen to Bern distance is around 311 miles (502 km).

      The average frequency per day from Essen to Bern is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 15 trains a day.

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

      • Trains from Essen to Bern most often leave from Essen Hbf and arrive in Bern Hauptbahnhof.

      The following travel companies offer services from Essen to Bern:

      • Travel with FlixBus to go to Bern by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Essen to Bern tickets on Omio for $37 (€32).
      • Eurowings can take you to Bern by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Essen to Bern for $156 (€135).
      • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Bern by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Bern for $65 (€56).

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

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can take a direct flight with.
      • You can take a direct train with.

      Direct services to Bern 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.

      Omio customers who travel from Essen to Bern often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan, Zurich, Interlaken or Geneva. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bern and these popular destinations at a great price.

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