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from Essen to Gothenburg

You can get from Essen to Gothenburg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Essen to Gothenburg on May 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00PMEssen Hbf17h20 02:20PMGothenburg Centralstation
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09:00PMEssen Hbf17h20 02:20PMGothenburg Centralstation
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05:01PMEssen Hbf16h19 09:20AMGothenburg Centralstation
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04:50PMDusseldorf Airport5h00 09:50PMGothenburg-Landvetter Airport
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04:02PMEssen Hbf17h18 09:20AMGothenburg Centralstation
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May 25
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May 26
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May 27
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Travel Information to Gothenburg from Essen

distanceDistance474 miles (764 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$56 - $63
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $56 (€51) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $56 (€51) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 474 miles (764 km) by flight or train to Gothenburg from Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $56 (€51). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Gothenburg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen to Gothenburg

Travel to Gothenburg 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 Gothenburg.

Is cross-border travel to Gothenburg, Sweden from Essen, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Essen, Germany to Gothenburg, Sweden is: Fully open.

Can I enter Sweden if coming from Germany?

Entry into Sweden is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Gothenburg if traveling from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What measures do I need to follow in Gothenburg, Sweden due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Sweden must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 5/15/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Gothenburg from Essen.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Gothenburg, Sweden?

The restriction level for your return to Essen, Germany from Sweden is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Essen from Gothenburg restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Essen from Gothenburg?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Essen, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 5/22/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Essen from Gothenburg closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Essen to Gothenburg?

There are 2 ways to get from Essen to Gothenburg: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Essen to Gothenburg?

The cheapest way to travel between Essen and Gothenburg is by taking a flight with an average price of $56 (€51).

This is compared to other travel options to Gothenburg:

Taking a flight is about $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $63 (€57) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Essen to Gothenburg?

The fastest way to get to Gothenburg from Essen is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h.

Other travel options to Gothenburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Gothenburg by train can take on average 14 h 18 min.

What is the distance between Essen and Gothenburg?

Gothenburg is approximately 474 miles (764 km) away from Essen.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Essen to Gothenburg?

The average frequency per day from Essen to Gothenburg is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Essen and in Gothenburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Essen to Gothenburg:

  • Trains mostly depart from Essen Hbf and arrive in Göteborg, Centralstation.

Which travel operators can get me to Gothenburg from Essen?

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

  • You can travel by plane to Gothenburg from Essen with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Essen to Gothenburg tickets for $56 (€51) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Essen and Gothenburg by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $63 (€57) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Gothenburg.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Essen to Gothenburg?

Omio customers who travel from Essen to Gothenburg often also extend their vacation to go to Stockholm, Copenhagen or Oslo. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Gothenburg and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I book tickets between Essen and Gothenburg online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Essen to Gothenburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $56 (€51) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $63 (€57) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Essen to Gothenburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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