How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Essen by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||117 miles (189 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$28 - $39|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $28 (€25) • 7 h 13 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus or train to travel 117 miles (189 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Essen. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about $28 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $20 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 between Frankfurt am Main and 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.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
There are 2 options to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen including taking a bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Essen from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€25).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Frankfurt am Main to Essen:
Taking a bus costs $11 (€10) less than taking a train, which costs on average $39 (€35) for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is by flight, which takes on average 50 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes 7 h 13 min on average.
Train takes on average 3 h 48 min.
You should expect to travel around 117 miles (189 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Essen.
The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Essen from Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Essen:
The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Essen:
Yes, there are direct services available from Frankfurt am Main to Essen with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Essen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen.
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