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from Geneva to Essen

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Travel Information from Geneva to Essen

distanceDistance364 miles (587 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $145
fastestFastest modeFlight • $145 (€116) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesHOP! Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 364 miles (587 km) by flight, bus or train from Geneva to Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are HOP! Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Geneva to Essen.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Essen, Germany if I’m coming from Geneva, Switzerland?

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from Geneva restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen, Germany from Geneva?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Geneva and Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Geneva, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Geneva from Essen restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Geneva from Essen?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 9/23/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Geneva from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Geneva to Essen?

There are 3 ways to get from Geneva to Essen: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Geneva to Essen the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Essen is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $34 (€27) compared to other travel options to Essen:

A train is $112 (€89) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Geneva to Essen costing on average $145 (€116).

A train is $16 (€13) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Geneva to Essen costing on average $50 (€40).

How many miles from Geneva to Essen would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Geneva to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Essen is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Essen from Geneva as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Geneva and Essen, what are the departure and arrival points in Geneva and Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Geneva to Essen:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travelers take a train from Genève to Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Geneva to Essen?

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:

  • HOP! Can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for HOP! From Geneva to Essen for $145 (€116).
  • 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 $50 (€40).
  • 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 $34 (€27).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Geneva to Essen?
Omio customers who travel from Geneva to Essen often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Essen and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Geneva to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $145 (€116) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $50 (€40) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $34 (€27) one way.

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Essen
Geneve, Cornavin
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