How to travel from Essen to Weimar

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from Essen to Weimar

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

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

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Travel Information to Weimar from Essen

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$41 - $421
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $41 (€36) • 4 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $421 (€368) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 189 miles (305 km) by train, bus or flight from Essen to Weimar. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Essen to Weimar.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Essen to Weimar

Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus will get you between Essen and Weimar 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 (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Weimar from Essen. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    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.

      FAQs: Travel from Essen to Weimar

      FAQs: Travel to Weimar 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 Weimar.

      You can get between Essen and Weimar 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Essen to Weimar is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $41 (€36) compared to other travel options to Weimar:

      Taking a train costs $15 (€13) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $56 (€49).

      A train is $379 (€332) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Essen to Weimar costing on average $421 (€368).

      The fastest way from Essen to Weimar is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 10 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Weimar that take longer:

      Bus takes 11 h 5 min on average.

      Getting to Weimar by train takes 4 h 41 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 189 miles (305 km) from Essen to Weimar.

      The average frequency per day from Essen to Weimar is:

      • 1 bus per day.
      • 1 train a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Essen and Weimar 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 from Essen to Weimar:

      • Buses from Essen to Weimar most often leave from Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof) and arrive in Weimar, Hauptbahnhof.
      • Trains most often depart from Essen at Essen Hbf and arrive in Weimar at Weimar.

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

      • You can take a bus from Essen to Weimar with FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for $56 (€49) with FlixBus from Essen to Weimar.
      • You can go to Weimar from Essen by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $41 (€36) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Weimar on Omio.

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

      • 1 direct train per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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

      Looking to extend your trip from Essen to Weimar? Many Omio customers who go from Essen to Weimar usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Erfurt, Leipzig, Jena or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Erfurt, Leipzig, Jena or Munich from Weimar, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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