How to get from Milan to Essen by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Milan to Essen is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||425 miles (685 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$84 - $199|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $84 (€75) • 19 h 7 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus or Air France Hop|
Travel 425 miles (685 km) by bus or flight between Milan and Essen. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about $84 (€75). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Air France Hop among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Milan to Essen.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $52 (€47). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel from Milan to Essen. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel to Essen from Milan.
There are 2 options to travel between Milan and Essen including taking a bus or flight.
The cheapest way to get from Milan to Essen is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $84 (€75) compared to other travel options to Essen:
Taking a bus costs $116 (€104) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $199 (€179) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Essen from Milan is by train with an average travel time of 9 h 52 min.
Other travel options to Essen take longer:
Getting to Essen by bus takes 19 h 7 min on average.
Flight takes on average 12 h 15 min.
You should expect to travel around 425 miles (685 km) between Milan and Essen.
The average frequency per day from Milan to Essen is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Essen from Milan 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:
The following travel companies offer services from Milan to Essen:
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