You can get from Lyon to Essen by train, bus or flight.
To get from Lyon to Essen on Aug 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||405 miles (654 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$81 - $246|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $81 (€75) • 15 h 55 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $246 (€228) • 1 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, 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.
Travel between Lyon, France and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Conditions of entry into Germany:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:
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.
Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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:
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:
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:
Yes, there are direct services available from Lyon to Essen with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.