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from Heidelberg to Essen

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Travel Information between Heidelberg and Essen

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $340
fastestFastest modeFlight • $340 (€278) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 159 miles (256 km) by flight, bus or train from Heidelberg to Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Heidelberg to Essen.

Travel Tips

Travel from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Essen.
What are the ways to get from Heidelberg to Essen?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Essen from Heidelberg. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Heidelberg to Essen?

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€10) compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is usually $328 (€268) less than taking a flight to Essen, which costs on average $340 (€278) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $10 (€8) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $22 (€18) from Heidelberg to Essen.

How many miles from Heidelberg to Essen would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 159 miles (256 km) between Heidelberg and Essen.

How many services a day are there to Essen from Heidelberg?

The average frequency per day from Heidelberg to Essen is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Essen from Heidelberg, where do I depart from Heidelberg and where do I arrive in Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Heidelberg to Essen:

  • Buses mostly leave from Heidelberg, HD Hauptbahnhof Ost and tend to arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains from Heidelberg to Essen most often leave from Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Heidelberg to Essen?

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

  • Eurowings can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Heidelberg to Essen for $340 (€278).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Heidelberg to Essen tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Heidelberg to Essen tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Heidelberg to Essen?
Omio customers who travel from Heidelberg 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.
When should I book a ticket from Heidelberg to Essen online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $340 (€278) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $12 (€10) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $22 (€18) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Heidelberg 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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