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from Essen to Munich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Essen to Munich on Oct 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:55AMDusseldorf Airport1h15 08:10AMMunich Airport
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$1671One-way
Cheapest
10:00AMEssen, Hauptbahnhof20h30 06:30AMMünchen, ZOB
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$361One-way
Other options
06:13PMEssen Hbf6h33 12:46AMMunich Hbf
1 changes
$1101One-way
07:00PMEssen Hbf5h27 12:27AMMunich Hbf
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$1241One-way
04:30AMEssen Hbf5h42 10:12AMMunich Hbf
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$1241One-way

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Fri
Oct 29
$95Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Eurowings
Sat
Oct 30
$30Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
$192Eurowings
Sun
Oct 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$37BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Eurowings
Mon
Nov 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
$124Eurowings
Tue
Nov 2
$30Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$149Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$105Eurowings
Thu
Nov 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$149Eurowings
Fri
Nov 5
$44Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$105Eurowings
Sat
Nov 6
$44Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$105Eurowings
Sun
Nov 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$153Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Nov 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
$93Eurowings
Tue
Nov 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Wed
Nov 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$105Eurowings
Thu
Nov 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$93Eurowings
Fri
Nov 12
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$93Eurowings
Sat
Nov 13
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$105Eurowings
Sun
Nov 14
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$105Eurowings
Mon
Nov 15
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$93Eurowings
Tue
Nov 16
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$93Eurowings
Wed
Nov 17
$22Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$93Eurowings

Travel Information between Essen and Munich

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $67
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 5 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $67 (€55) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 306 miles (493 km) by flight, bus or train from Essen to Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurowings, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Essen to Munich.

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FAQs
How do I get from Essen to Munich?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Munich is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€18) compared to other travel options to Munich:

A train is $45 (€37) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Essen to Munich costing on average $67 (€55).

A train is $33 (€27) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Essen to Munich costing on average $55 (€45).

What is the fastest way to travel to Munich from Essen?

The quickest way to travel to Munich from Essen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 10 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Munich by train can take on average 5 h 27 min.

How far is Munich from Essen?

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

How many services a day are there from Essen to Munich?

The average frequency per day from Essen to Munich is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Essen to Munich depart from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) to München, ZOB.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Essen to Munich depart from Essen Hbf to München Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Essen to Munich?

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

  • You can travel by plane to Munich from Essen with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Essen to Munich tickets for $67 (€55) on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus between Essen and Munich with Croatia Bus d. O. O. And you can find Croatia Bus d. O. O. Essen to Munich tickets for $55 (€45) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Essen and Munich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Essen to Munich tickets for $22 (€18) on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Munich from Essen?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline or Eurowings.
  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Croatia Bus d. O. O.

Direct services to Munich 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 journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Munich from Essen ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Essen to Munich? Many Omio customers who go from Essen to Munich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Prague or Paris from Munich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase Essen to Munich tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $67 (€55) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $55 (€45) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $22 (€18) one way.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey