How to travel from Vienna to Essen

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Travel Information from Vienna to Essen

distanceDistance472 miles (761 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$68 - $158
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $68 (€63) • 15 h 7 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $158 (€147) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 472 miles (761 km) to Essen from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $68 (€63). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Essen.

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FAQs

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Austria enter Germany?

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

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

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 to Essen from Vienna.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Essen, Germany?

Reentering Austria 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 Vienna from Essen?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Austria 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 7/28/22. 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 Vienna from Essen here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Vienna and Essen. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Essen from Vienna is by taking a bus with an average price of $68 (€63).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is usually $91 (€84) less than taking a flight to Essen, which costs on average $158 (€147) for the same trip.

A bus is $29 (€27) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Vienna to Essen costing on average $97 (€90).

The quickest way to travel between Vienna and Essen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 15 h 7 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 43 min.

The distance is approximately 472 miles (761 km) from Vienna to Essen.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Essen is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 11 trains per day.

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers board their train from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can travel from Vienna to Essen by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $68 (€63) with Flixbus from Vienna to Essen.
  • You can travel between Vienna and Essen by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $158 (€147) with Ryanair from Vienna to Essen.
  • You can travel to Essen from Vienna by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $97 (€90) with Deutsche Bahn from Vienna to Essen.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Essen with Flixbus.
  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to Essen with Deutsche Bahn.

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 trip.

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $68 (€63) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $158 (€147) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $97 (€90) one way.

But we recommend booking Vienna 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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