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from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Essen by train, bus or flight.

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Tue
Jan 18
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$245Lufthansa
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Jan 19
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$245Lufthansa Cityline
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Jan 20
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$216Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Jan 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa
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Jan 22
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$165Lufthansa
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Jan 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$129Lufthansa
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Jan 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$187Lufthansa
Tue
Jan 25
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$187Lufthansa
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Jan 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$187Lufthansa
Thu
Jan 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$187Lufthansa
Fri
Jan 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$129Lufthansa
Sat
Jan 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
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Jan 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$129Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$129Lufthansa
Fri
Feb 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
Sat
Feb 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
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Feb 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa

Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $111
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $111 (€91) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 117 miles (189 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa, Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Frankfurt am Main to Essen.

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FAQs

How do I go from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A bus is $93 (€76) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Essen costing on average $111 (€91).

Taking a bus is usually $4 (€3) less than taking a train to Essen, which costs on average $22 (€18) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Essen by bus can take on average 4 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 52 min   of travel time.

How far is Essen from Frankfurt am Main?

The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is approximately 117 miles (189 km).

How many services a day are there from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Frankfurt am Main and Essen as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Essen:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travelers take a train from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Essen Hbf.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

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

  • You can travel by plane between Frankfurt am Main and Essen with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Frankfurt am Main to Essen tickets for $111 (€91) on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus from Frankfurt am Main to Essen with Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. And you can find Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Frankfurt am Main to Essen tickets for $18 (€15) on Omio.
  • You can go to Essen from Frankfurt am Main by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $22 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Essen on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

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

How early should I buy tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $111 (€91) one way on average for this trip.
  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $18 (€15) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $22 (€18) one way for this trip.

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