How to travel from Zurich to Essen

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Travel Information from Zurich to Essen

distanceDistance290 miles (468 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $216
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $54 (€50) • 13 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $216 (€200) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 290 miles (468 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Essen from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Essen.

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FAQs

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

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

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

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 from Zurich to Essen.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 8/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Essen.

You can travel to Essen from Zurich 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $54 (€50).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A bus is generally $162 (€150) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $216 (€200) from Zurich to Essen.

A bus is generally $13 (€12) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $67 (€62) from Zurich to Essen.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 58 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 290 miles (468 km) between Zurich and Essen.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Essen is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Zurich and Essen 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 Zurich to Essen:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Zurich to Essen depart from Zürich HB to Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Essen from Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $54 (€50) with Flixbus from Zurich to Essen on Omio.
  • You can travel from Zurich to Essen by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $216 (€200) with Eurowings from Zurich to Essen.
  • You can travel to Essen from Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $67 (€62) with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Essen.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich 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 Zurich and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $54 (€50) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $216 (€200) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $67 (€62) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Essen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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