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from Saarbrücken to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Saarbrücken to Essen on Dec 3 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:16AMSaarbrücken Hbf5h35 10:51AMEssen Hbf
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09:31PMSaarbrücken Hbf10h27 07:58AMEssen Hbf
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04:19PMSaarbrücken Hbf4h39 08:58PMEssen Hbf
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05:19PMSaarbrücken Hbf5h00 10:19PMEssen Hbf
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10:19AMSaarbrücken Hbf5h20 03:39PMEssen Hbf
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Travel Information between Saarbrücken and Essen

distanceDistance153 miles (246 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $29
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 9 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $29 (€24) • 4 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 153 miles (246 km) by bus or train to Essen from Saarbrücken. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Saarbrücken to Essen.

Travel Tips

Travel from Saarbrücken to Essen
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 Saarbrücken to Essen.
How do I get from Saarbrücken to Essen?

There are 2 travel options from Saarbrücken to Essen: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Saarbrücken to Essen?

The cheapest way to travel between Saarbrücken and Essen is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A bus is generally $13 (€11) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $29 (€24) from Saarbrücken to Essen.

What is the fastest way to travel from Saarbrücken to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Saarbrücken is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 25 min   of travel time.

How far is Essen from Saarbrücken?

The distance from Saarbrücken to Essen is approximately 153 miles (246 km).

How many services a day are there to Essen from Saarbrücken?

The average frequency per day from Saarbrücken to Essen is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Saarbrücken and Essen as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Saarbrücken to Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Saarbrücken to Essen:

  • Buses mostly depart from Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains from Saarbrücken to Essen most often leave from Saarbrücken Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Who can get me from Saarbrücken to Essen?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Saarbrücken 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 Saarbrücken to Essen tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Saarbrücken to Essen for $29 (€24).
Can I travel directly to Essen from Saarbrücken?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Essen 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 route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Saarbrücken and Essen ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Saarbrücken 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 Saarbrücken and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Saarbrücken and Essen online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Saarbrücken to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $16 (€13) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $29 (€24) one way on average.

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

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