How to travel from Essen to Munich

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Travel Information to Munich from Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $166
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€35) • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $166 (€160) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 306 miles (493 km) to Munich from Essen. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Munich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen to Munich

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 travel options from Essen to Munich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Munich from Essen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $36 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Munich:

Taking a bus is about $130 (€125) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $166 (€160) for this trip.

A bus is generally $26 (€25) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $62 (€60) from Essen to Munich.

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

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h.

You should expect to travel around 306 miles (493 km) between Essen and Munich.

The average frequency per day from Essen to Munich is:

  • 6 buses a day.
  • Around 19 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Essen to Munich as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train 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 bus from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) to München, ZOB.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Essen to Munich depart from Essen Hbf to München Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Munich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Essen to Munich for $36 (€35) on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Munich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Essen to Munich tickets on Omio for $166 (€160).
  • FlixTrain can take you to Munich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Essen to Munich for $62 (€60).
Many of our customers traveling from Essen to Munich don't make Munich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Munich are Berlin, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Munich to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $36 (€35) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $166 (€160) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $62 (€60) one way.

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

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