How to travel from Milan to Essen

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Travel Information between Milan and Essen

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€29) • 16 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $35 (€30) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or flight to travel 425 miles (685 km) to Essen from Milan. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Milan to Essen.

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from Milan to Essen

How to get from Milan to Essen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Milan to Essen is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY)
02:35PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
0 transfers
Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY)
02:35PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
0 transfers
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
10:00AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
0 transfers
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Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
10:05AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
1 transfer
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
09:34AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
12:48PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
10:30AMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
0 transfers
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
06:30PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
0 transfers
Air Baltic
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
10:20PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
0 transfers

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Deutsche Bahn

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Eurowings, Air France and FlixBus will get you to Essen from Milan at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Milan and Essen. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Air France is France's leading airline offering flights within and outside Europe; you can choose different ticket types for your travel from Milan to Essen including: Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business.

        FAQs: Travel from Milan to Essen

        FAQs: 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 Milan to Essen.

        You can get to Essen from Milan 2 different ways: bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Essen from Milan is by taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€29).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Milan to Essen:

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $35 (€30).

        A bus is () less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Milan to Essen costing on average ().

        The fastest way from Milan to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Essen that take longer:

        Getting to Essen by bus takes 16 h 10 min on average.

        The distance is approximately 425 miles (685 km) from Milan to Essen.

        The average frequency per day from Milan to Essen is:

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

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

          • Most travelers take a train from Milan Centrale to Essen Hbf.

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

          • You can go to Essen from Milan by bus with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $34 (€29) with FlixBus from Milan to Essen on Omio.
          • You can travel from Milan to Essen by flight with Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, Alitalia, Air Baltic, TUIfly or Air France. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $35 (€30) with Eurowings from Milan to Essen.
          • You can travel by train between Milan and Essen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Milan to Essen tickets for $69 (€60) on Omio.

          Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Essen with the following travel companies:

          • You can travel directly by bus with.
          • You can travel directly by plane with.
          • You'll find direct trains with.

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

          Your trip from Milan to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg or Frankfurt am Main. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg or Frankfurt am Main to your Milan to Essen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!
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