Travel options
from London to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Essen on Oct 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05AMLondon Heathrow Airport1h25 10:30AMDusseldorf Airport
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$3001One-way
Cheapest
09:30PMLondon21h30 08:00PMEssen, Hauptbahnhof
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$1221One-way
Other options
05:35PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h25 08:00PMDusseldorf Airport
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$3001One-way
07:35AMLondon Stansted Airport1h10 09:45AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3771One-way
08:00PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h25 10:25PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$4401One-way

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Fri
Oct 22
$110BlaBlaCar Bus
$271Eurowings
Sat
Oct 23
$93BlaBlaCar Bus
$344Eurowings
Sun
Oct 24
$74Flixbus
$340Malta Air

Travel Information to Essen from London

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$57 - $110
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $57 (€47) • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $110 (€90) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Flixbus

Travel 306 miles (494 km) by flight or bus to Essen from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $57 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Essen.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Essen, Germany from London, United Kingdom?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from London?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 10/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between London and Essen.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 10/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Essen here.

How do I travel from London to Essen?

There are 2 travel options from London to Essen: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel between London and Essen?

The cheapest way to get from London to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $57 (€47) compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is about $53 (€43) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $110 (€90) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from London to Essen?

The fastest way from London to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 30 min.

How far is it from London to Essen?

Essen is approximately 306 miles (494 km) away from London.

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Essen?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from London to Essen depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
Which travel operators can get me to Essen from London?

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

  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings London to Essen tickets on Omio for $110 (€90).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus London to Essen tickets on Omio for $57 (€47).
Where should I go next after I travel from London to Essen?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London 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 London and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Essen from London online for the best deals?

Before traveling from London 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 costs $110 (€90) one way on average for this trip.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $57 (€47) one way for this route.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey