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Travel Information to London from Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$15 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $15 (€12) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $15 (€12) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Flixbus

Travel 306 miles (494 km) by flight or bus between Essen and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Malta Air or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Essen to London.

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Travel from Essen to London
Travel to London 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 London.
What are the international travel restrictions for United Kingdom due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Essen and London?

Travel from Essen, Germany to London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Essen restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Essen and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Essen, Germany from London, United Kingdom?

Return travel to Essen, Germany from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from United Kingdom?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Essen, Germany was last verified on 10/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Essen from London.

How do I reach London from Essen?

There are 2 ways to get from Essen to London: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Essen and London?

The cheapest way to go to London from Essen is by taking a flight, which costs on average $15 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

Taking a flight is about $40 (€32) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $54 (€44) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Essen to London?

The fastest way to get to London from Essen is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 14 h 55 min.

What is the distance from Essen to London?

The Essen to London distance is around 306 miles (494 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Essen to London?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) and tend to arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
Which travel companies can get me from Essen to London?

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

  • You can travel by plane between Essen and London with Malta Air, and you can find Malta Air Essen to London tickets for $15 (€12) on Omio.
  • You can go to London from Essen by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $54 (€44) with Flixbus from Essen to London on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Essen and London?

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

  • You'll find direct flights with Eurowings or Malta Air.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Essen to London?
Your trip from Essen to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Essen to London tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How early should I book tickets between Essen and London online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $54 (€44) one way.

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

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