How to travel from Essen to Kiel

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from Essen to Kiel

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

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

FlixBus
12:10AM7h10
Essen
07:20AMKiel
$501One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
12:10AM7h10
Essen
07:20AMKiel
$501One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
12:10AM7h10
Essen
07:20AMKiel
$501One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Essen to Kiel

distanceDistance236 miles (381 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$20 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $69 (€60) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 236 miles (381 km) between Essen and Kiel. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Kiel.

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Find the best trip from Essen to Kiel with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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 Kiel 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.

      FAQs: Travel from Essen to Kiel

      FAQs: Travel to Kiel 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 Kiel.
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      There are 3 options to travel between Essen and Kiel including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Essen to Kiel is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $20 (€18) compared to other travel options to Kiel:

      Taking a train costs $6 (€5) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $26 (€23) for the same trip.

      Taking a train costs $48 (€42) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $69 (€60) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Kiel from Essen is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

      Other travel options to Kiel take longer:

      Getting to Kiel by bus takes 7 h 10 min on average.

      Train takes on average 4 h 30 min.

      You should expect to travel around 236 miles (381 km) between Essen and Kiel.

      The average frequency per day from Essen to Kiel is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 7 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Kiel from Essen 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 when traveling from Essen to Kiel:

      • Most travelers board their bus from Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof) and arrive in Kiel, ZOB.
      • Most travelers board their train from Essen Hbf and arrive in Kiel Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Essen to Kiel:

      • FlixBus can take you to Kiel by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Essen to Kiel for $26 (€23).
      • Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain can take you to Kiel by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Kiel for $20 (€18).

      Yes, there are direct services available from Essen to Kiel with the following travel companies:

      • 1 direct bus per day with FlixBus.
      • 1 direct train per day with Deutsche Bahn.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Kiel as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Kiel from Essen.

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

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