How to travel from Essen to Munich

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Travel Information to Munich from Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$22 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€19) • 9 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $46 (€40) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 306 miles (493 km) to Munich from Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Munich.

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from Essen to Munich

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
08:40AM9h50
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
06:30PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$721One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
01:25PM10h15
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
11:40PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$671One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Eurowings
07:10PM1h05
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
08:15PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$1591One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:14AM5h12
Essen Hbf
01:26PMMunich Hbf
$2021One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:49AM5h17
Essen Hbf
02:06PMMunich Hbf
$2021One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:00AM5h26
Essen Hbf
02:26PMMunich Hbf
$2021One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:45AM11h15
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
08:00PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$861One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
06:15AM11h20
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
05:35PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$861One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:30PM11h00
Essen, Hbf Freiheit
07:30AMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$801One-way
0 transfers
Eurowings
12:10PM1h10
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
01:20PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$2891One-way
0 transfers
Eurowings
06:45PM1h10
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
07:55PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$2891One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa Cityline
09:30AM1h10
Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
10:40AMMunich Airport (MUC)
$3081One-way
0 transfers

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Lufthansa, Eurowings and Deutsche Bahn will get you between Essen and Munich at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Essen and Munich. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel from Essen to Munich.

        FAQs: Travel from Essen to Munich

        FAQs: Travel to Munich 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 Munich.
        FAQs

        You can get from Essen to Munich 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Essen and Munich is a bus with an average price of $22 (€19).

        This is compared to other travel options from Essen to Munich:

        A bus is $24 (€21) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Essen to Munich costing on average $46 (€40).

        Taking a bus costs $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $29 (€25).

        The fastest way to get to Munich from Essen is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

        Other travel options to Munich take longer:

        Getting to Munich by bus takes 9 h 50 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 5 h 12 min of travel time.

        The distance from Essen to Munich is approximately 306 miles (493 km).

        The average frequency per day from Essen to Munich is:

        • 4 buses a day.
        • 13 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Essen to Munich 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 Munich:

        • Most travelers take a train from Essen Hbf to Munich Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Essen to Munich:

        • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Globtour Medjugorjie or Croatia Bus d. O. O. To go to Munich by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Essen to Munich tickets on Omio for $22 (€19).
        • Travel with Eurowings, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or Air Baltic for flights to Munich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Essen to Munich tickets on Omio for $58 (€50).
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain to go to Munich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Essen to Munich tickets on Omio for $29 (€25).

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

        • Direct buses with FlixBus with 4 direct buses per day.
        • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn with 13 direct trains per day.

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

        Your trip from Essen to Munich doesn't have to end in Munich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Prague or Zurich. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Prague or Zurich to your Essen to Munich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Munich today!
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