How to travel from Leipzig to Essen

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from Leipzig to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leipzig to Essen on Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:38PMLeipzig Hbf5h48 08:26PMEssen Central Station
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11:38PMLeipzig Hbf6h48 06:26AMEssen Central Station
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06:38PMLeipzig Hbf5h22 12:00AMEssen Central Station
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03:42PMLeipzig Hbf5h23 09:05PMEssen Central Station
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02:38PMLeipzig Hbf5h27 08:05PMEssen Central Station
2 transfers

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Travel Information from Leipzig to Essen

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $327
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€22) • 6 h 38 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $327 (€290) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 230 miles (371 km) from Leipzig to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Leipzig to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Leipzig to Essen

Travel Tips: 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 Leipzig to Essen.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Essen from Leipzig is by taking a bus with an average price of $25 (€22).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is about $302 (€268) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $327 (€290) for this journey.

A bus is generally $16 (€14) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $40 (€36) from Leipzig to Essen.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Leipzig is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 38 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 20 min   on average.

The distance from Leipzig to Essen is approximately 230 miles (371 km).

The average frequency per day from Leipzig to Essen is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 14 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Leipzig to Essen depart from Leipzig to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers take a train from Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite to Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can travel to Essen from Leipzig by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $25 (€22) with Flixbus from Leipzig to Essen.
  • You can travel to Essen from Leipzig by flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $327 (€290) with Lufthansa Cityline from Leipzig to Essen.
  • You can travel by train between Leipzig and Essen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Leipzig to Essen tickets for $40 (€36) on Omio.
Your trip from Leipzig to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Hamburg. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Hamburg to your Leipzig to Essen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!

When planning your trip from Leipzig 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 $25 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $327 (€290) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $40 (€36) one way.

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

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