How to travel from Kiel to Essen

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from Kiel to Essen

You can get from Kiel to Essen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Kiel to Essen on Aug 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:25PMKiel Hbf4h30 11:55PMEssen Hbf
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07:25PMKiel Hbf4h30 11:55PMEssen Hbf
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06:38PMKiel Hbf4h21 10:59PMEssen Hbf
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03:11AMKiel Hbf4h44 07:55AMEssen Hbf
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05:25AMKiel Hbf4h30 09:55AMEssen Hbf
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Travel Information to Essen from Kiel

distanceDistance236 miles (381 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $109
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $40 (€37) • 4 h 21 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $109 (€100) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 236 miles (381 km) to Essen from Kiel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Kiel to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Kiel 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 Kiel to Essen.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Kiel and Essen. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Essen from Kiel is by taking a train with an average price of $40 (€37).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a train is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a bus to Essen, which costs on average $41 (€38) for the same trip.

A train is generally $69 (€63) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $109 (€100) from Kiel to Essen.

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

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 4 h 21 min.

You should expect to travel around 236 miles (381 km) between Kiel and Essen.

The average frequency per day from Kiel to Essen is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Kiel 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 Kiel to Essen:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Kiel and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers board their train from Kiel Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Kiel to Essen:

  • You can travel to Essen from Kiel by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $41 (€38) with Flixbus from Kiel to Essen.
  • You can travel to Essen from Kiel by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $109 (€100) with Eurowings from Kiel to Essen.
  • You can travel by train from Kiel to Essen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Kiel to Essen tickets for $40 (€37) on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Kiel 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 Kiel to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $41 (€38) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $109 (€100) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $40 (€37) one way on average.

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

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