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Travel Information from Essen to Milan

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$73 - $275
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $73 (€58) • 16 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $164 (€131) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 425 miles (685 km) by flight, bus or train to Milan from Essen. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $73 (€58). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are KLM, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Essen to Milan.

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Travel from Essen to Milan
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.
Am I allowed to travel from Essen, Germany to Milan, Italy?

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

Can I enter Italy if coming from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Milan, Italy due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 8/2/21; 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 Milan from Essen.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Essen, Germany from Milan, Italy due to COVID-19?

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

Is my journey back to Essen from Milan restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

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

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 7/31/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Essen from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Essen to Milan?

There are 3 ways to travel to Milan from Essen including taking a flight, bus or train.

How far is Milan from Essen?

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

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travelers take a train from Essen Hbf to Milano Centrale.
Which travel companies can get me from Essen to Milan?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Essen to Milan, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • KLM can get you to Milan by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Essen to Milan for $164 (€131) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can take you to Milan by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Essen to Milan for $73 (€58).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Essen to Milan tickets on Omio for $275 (€220).
Is it possible to travel directly from Essen to Milan?

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

  • You can buy a direct flight with Eurowings.
  • You'll find direct buses with.
  • You can take a direct train with.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Essen to Milan?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Essen to Milan often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Essen and Milan itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Milan and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Essen to Milan online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $164 (€131) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $73 (€58) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $275 (€220) one way on average.

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.

How do I get from Essen to Milan the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Milan from Essen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $73 (€58).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

Taking a bus is about $92 (€73) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $164 (€131) for this route.

Taking a bus is usually $202 (€162) less than taking a train to Milan, which costs on average $275 (€220) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Essen to Milan?

The quickest way to travel between Essen and Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen Hbf
Essen ZOB/Hbf