How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Essen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$14 - $99
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $99 (€86) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGlobtour Medjugorjie, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 117 miles (189 km) by train, bus or flight to Essen from Frankfurt am Main. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Globtour Medjugorjie, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen.

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from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
08:15AM4h10
Frankfurt am Main
12:25PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
$341One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
08:15AM4h10
Frankfurt am Main
12:25PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
$341One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
07:05AM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
07:55AMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$2311One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
10:26AM4h08
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
02:34PMEssen-Altenessen station
$561One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:09AM4h41
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:50PMEssen Süd station
$651One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:09AM4h19
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:28PMEssen Hbf
$731One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
03:05PM4h45
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
07:50PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
$361One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:45PM5h05
Frankfurt am Main
07:50PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
$371One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:15PM5h05
Frankfurt am Main
07:20PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
$381One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
06:15PM3h35
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
09:50PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$3701One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
05:05PM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
05:55PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$4231One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
09:10AM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
10:00AMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$4691One-way
0 transfers

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BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa will get you from Frankfurt am Main to Essen 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 Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Frankfurt am Main to Essen 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.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly between Frankfurt am Main and Essen and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

        FAQs: Travel to Essen 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 Frankfurt am Main to Essen.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel to Essen from Frankfurt am Main including taking a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Essen:

        Taking a bus costs $86 (€74) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $99 (€86) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $11 (€9) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $25 (€21).

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

        There are alternative travel options to Essen that take longer:

        Getting to Essen by bus takes 3 h 55 min on average.

        Getting to Essen by train takes 1 h 54 min on average.

        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:

        • 8 buses per day.
        • 12 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Essen 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 when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Essen:

        • Most travelers catch their train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Essen Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Essen:

        • Travel with Globtour Medjugorjie, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Essen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Essen tickets on Omio for $14 (€12).
        • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Frankfurt am Main to Essen tickets on Omio for $99 (€86).
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, Hessische Landesbahn or FlixTrain to go to Essen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Essen tickets on Omio for $25 (€21).

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

        • Direct bus available with FlixBus 5 direct buses per day.
        • 11 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

        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.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt am Main to Essen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam or Hamburg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Frankfurt am Main and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!
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