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Travel Information between Essen and Milan

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $203
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $16 (€13) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $16 (€13) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 425 miles (685 km) by bus, flight or train between Essen and Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Milan.

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Travel to Milan 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 Milan.
FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Italy due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Essen to Milan?

Travel from Essen, Germany to Milan, Italy is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Milan 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 Milan, Italy from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Milan, Italy?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 12/7/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Milan from Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Essen, Germany from Milan, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Essen, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Essen, Germany from Milan, Italy?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Essen from Milan?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Which rules do I need to follow in Essen, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/6/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Essen from Milan here.

What are the ways to get from Essen to Milan?

There are 3 ways to get from Essen to Milan: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Milan from Essen?

The cheapest way to travel from Essen to Milan is by taking a flight with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Milan:

Taking a flight is about $29 (€25) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€38) for this trip.

A flight is $187 (€157) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Essen to Milan costing on average $203 (€170).

What is the quickest way to get from Essen to Milan?

The fastest way from Essen to Milan is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Milan that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 57 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h 35 min   on average.

What is the distance between Essen and Milan?

The distance from Essen to Milan is approximately 425 miles (685 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Essen to Milan is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Essen? Where do I arrive in Milan?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Essen to Milan:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Essen Hbf and arrive in Milano Centrale.
Who can get me from Essen to Milan?

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

  • You can take a bus from Essen to Milan with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $45 (€38) with Flixbus from Essen to Milan.
  • You can travel to Milan from Essen by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $16 (€13) with Malta Air from Essen to Milan.
  • You can travel between Essen and Milan by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $203 (€170) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Milan.
Is there a way to travel directly from Essen to Milan?

Yes, there are direct routes from Essen to Milan with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 2 direct trains a day to Milan with.

Direct services to Milan 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 trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Essen to Milan?
Omio customers who travel from Essen to Milan often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Paris or Naples. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Milan and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy Essen to Milan tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $45 (€38) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $16 (€13) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $203 (€170) one way on average for this journey.

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