How to travel from Geneva to Essen

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Travel Information between Geneva and Essen

distanceDistance364 miles (587 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $121
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $43 (€40) • 7 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $121 (€112) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 364 miles (587 km) from Geneva to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Geneva to Essen.

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FAQs

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from Geneva?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 8/8/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Essen from Geneva.

The current restriction level for returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Geneva, Switzerland from Essen, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Geneva from Essen?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Geneva from Essen here.

You can travel between Geneva and Essen 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Geneva is by taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $44 (€41) for this journey.

Taking a train is usually $78 (€72) less than taking a flight to Essen, which costs on average $121 (€112) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Geneva to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 42 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 364 miles (587 km) between Geneva and Essen.

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Essen is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Geneva to Essen 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 from Geneva to Essen:

  • Buses mostly leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains mostly leave from Genève and tend to arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Geneva to Essen tickets on Omio for $44 (€41).
  • Austrian Airlines can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Austrian Airlines from Geneva to Essen for $121 (€112).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Geneva to Essen tickets on Omio for $43 (€40).
Many of our customers traveling from Geneva to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Essen are Berlin, Hamburg or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Geneva to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $44 (€41) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $121 (€112) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $43 (€40) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Geneva to Essen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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