How to travel from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

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Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from Essen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$14 - $92
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $92 (€79) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 117 miles (189 km) by train, bus or flight from Essen to Frankfurt am Main. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Frankfurt am Main.

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from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
09:05AM4h25
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
01:30PMFrankfurt am Main
$371One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
09:05AM4h25
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
01:30PMFrankfurt am Main
$371One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
06:40PM0h50
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
07:30PMFrankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
$1721One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
09:23AM4h12
Essen-Altenessen station
01:35PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
$431One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
05:23PM4h12
Essen-Altenessen station
09:35PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
$381One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
01:23PM4h12
Essen-Altenessen station
05:35PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
$431One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
06:15AM4h45
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
11:00AMFrankfurt am Main
$371One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:10PM4h05
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
08:15PMFrankfurt am Main
$381One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:40AM5h05
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
03:45PMFrankfurt am Main
$561One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
06:30PM3h30
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
10:00PMFrankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
$2421One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
07:30AM3h30
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
11:00AMFrankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
$2781One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa Cityline
12:30PM3h30
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
04:00PMFrankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
$3481One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $12 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains to Frankfurt am Main from Essen. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

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.

FlixBus from Essen to Frankfurt am Main travel information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h
  • Cheapest Price: $12
  • FlixBus frequency: 8 a day

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 Frankfurt am Main.

Eurowings from Essen to Frankfurt am Main travel information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $929

FAQs: Travel from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

FAQs: 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 3 travel options from Essen to Frankfurt am Main: train, bus or flight.

The cheapest way to go to Frankfurt am Main from Essen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $14 (€12).

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

Taking a bus costs $78 (€67) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $92 (€79).

A bus is $5 (€4) less than a train with an average ticket price of $18 (€16) from Essen to Frankfurt am Main.

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from Essen is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Frankfurt am Main take longer:

Bus takes 4 h on average.

Getting to Frankfurt am Main by train takes 1 h 59 min on average.

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

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

  • 8 buses a day.
  • 15 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Essen to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Trains mostly leave from Essen Hbf and tend to arrive in Frankfurt am Main Flughafen.

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

  • You can travel by bus from Essen to Frankfurt am Main with BlaBlaCar, FlixBus, Globtour Medjugorjie, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find FlixBus Essen to Frankfurt am Main tickets for $14 (€12) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Essen to Frankfurt am Main with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Essen to Frankfurt am Main tickets for $925 (€800) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Essen and Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Essen to Frankfurt am Main tickets for $18 (€16) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Essen to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Frankfurt am Main with FlixBus with 3 direct buses per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn with 15 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Frankfurt am Main 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.

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