How to travel from Hanover to Essen

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Travel Information from Hanover to Essen

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $451
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 2 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 2 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or FlixTrain

Travel 131 miles (212 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Essen from Hanover. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Hanover to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hanover to Essen

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 Hanover to Essen.

There are 4 travel options from Hanover to Essen: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Hanover and Essen is by taking a train with an average price of $13 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a train is about $4 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $17 (€16) for this trip.

A train is generally $438 (€404) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $451 (€416) from Hanover to Essen.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Hanover is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 13 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 131 miles (212 km) from Hanover to Essen.

The average frequency per day from Hanover to Essen is:

  • 6 buses a day.
  • 28 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Hanover 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 when traveling from Hanover to Essen:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Hanover and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Hanover to Essen depart from Hannover Hbf to Essen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Hanover 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 Hanover to Essen tickets on Omio for $17 (€16).
  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Essen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Hanover to Essen tickets on Omio for $451 (€416).
  • Travel with FlixTrain for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixTrain Hanover to Essen tickets on Omio for $13 (€12).

Yes, there are direct routes from Hanover to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Essen with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 19 direct trains per day to Essen with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

Direct services to Essen tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

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

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $17 (€16) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $451 (€416) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $13 (€12) one way.

But we recommend booking Hanover 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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