How to travel from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

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from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from Essen to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Essen to Frankfurt am Main on Sep 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:41PMEssen Hbf2h07 09:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:25AMEssen5h05 11:30AMFrankfurt am Main
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06:37PMEssen Hbf2h11 08:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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Travel Information between Essen and Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $400
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€33) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $400 (€379) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or FlixTrain

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 117 miles (189 km) from Essen to Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€33). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Frankfurt am Main.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

Travel to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main.
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There are 4 travel options from Essen to Frankfurt am Main: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Frankfurt am Main from Essen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $35 (€33).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Frankfurt am Main:

Taking a bus is about $365 (€346) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $400 (€379) for this route.

A bus is $12 (€11) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Essen to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $46 (€44).

The quickest way to travel from Essen to Frankfurt am Main is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 7 min   on average.

The Essen to Frankfurt am Main distance is around 117 miles (189 km).

The average frequency per day from Essen to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • 9 buses per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Essen and Frankfurt am Main 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 Essen to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) to Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1).
  • Most travelers take a train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Essen to Frankfurt am Main, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Frankfurt am Main by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Essen to Frankfurt am Main for $35 (€33) on Omio.
  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Frankfurt am Main by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Essen to Frankfurt am Main for $400 (€379) on Omio.
  • Travel with FlixTrain for trains to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixTrain Essen to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $46 (€44).
Your trip from Essen to Frankfurt am Main doesn't have to end in Frankfurt am Main. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Munich to your Essen to Frankfurt am Main tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Frankfurt am Main today!

Before traveling from Essen to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $35 (€33) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $400 (€379) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $46 (€44) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Essen to Frankfurt am Main tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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