How to travel from Lyon to Essen

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from Lyon to Essen

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

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train

To get from Lyon to Essen on Aug 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:04AMLyon Part Dieu7h59 06:03PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
2041One-way
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01:35AMLyon, Gare Perrache18h10 07:45PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
1 transfer
1001One-way
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02:45PMLyon, Gare Perrache18h00 08:45AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
1 transfer
1211One-way
08:33AMLyon Part Dieu8h26 04:59PMEssen Hbf
3 transfers
2311One-way
06:25PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport17h50 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
2 transfers
12211One-way

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Travel Information to Essen from Lyon

distanceDistance405 miles (654 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$81 - $246
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $81 (€75) • 15 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $246 (€228) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 405 miles (654 km) between Lyon and Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $81 (€75). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Essen.

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FAQs

Travel between Lyon, France and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from France enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 8/8/22. 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 Lyon and Essen.

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Essen, Germany?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. 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 Lyon from Essen here.

There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Essen: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Essen from Lyon is by taking a bus with an average price of $81 (€75).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A bus is generally $165 (€153) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $246 (€228) from Lyon to Essen.

Taking a bus is usually $30 (€28) less than taking a train to Essen, which costs on average $111 (€103) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Lyon to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 15 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 54 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 405 miles (654 km) between Lyon and Essen.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Essen is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Essen from Lyon 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 Lyon to Essen:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Lyon to Essen depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers board their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Essen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon 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 Lyon to Essen tickets on Omio for $81 (€75).
  • KLM Cityhopper can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM Cityhopper from Lyon to Essen for $246 (€228).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Essen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Lyon to Essen tickets on Omio for $111 (€103).

Yes, there are direct services available from Lyon to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with Eurowings.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

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

Omio customers who travel from Lyon 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 planning your trip from Lyon to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $81 (€75) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $246 (€228) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $111 (€103) one way on average.

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

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