The cheapest buses from London to Essen

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Cheapest

£87

Average

£87

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Essen will cost around £ 87 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 87.

Cheapest
21:30London21h30 20:00Essen, Hauptbahnhof
1 changes
£871One-way

Timetable London to Essen

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21:30London21h30 20:00Essen, Hauptbahnhof
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Fri
22 Oct
£78BlaBlaCar Bus
£193Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£66BlaBlaCar Bus
£245Eurowings
Sun
24 Oct
£53Flixbus
£242Malta Air

The fastest buses from London to Essen

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Fastest Journey

21 h 30 m

Average

21 h 30 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

494 km

It's difficult to get from London to Essen without changing at least once.

2nd Fastest
21:30London21h30 20:00Essen, Hauptbahnhof
1 changes
£871One-way

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Coach Information between London and Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
durationAverage coach duration13 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£66 (€75)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus

Coaches from London to Essen cover the 306 miles (494 km) long route taking on average 13 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £66, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £53. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Coach companies

FlixBus coaches between London and Essen

Travel from London to Essen from £53 with Omio’s coach partners FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage 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 coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: £53

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets between London and Essen and when travelling by coach:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my coach between London and Essen?

Travel by coach between London, United Kingdom and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from London restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Essen from London closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by coach to London, United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return coach to London, United Kingdom from Essen is: Partially open.

Is my return coach into London from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Essen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to London from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach from London to Essen?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from London to Essen to cost as little as £53  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from London to Essen on average?
The London to Essen coach ticket price is on average £66  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance between London and Essen via coach?
The distance from London to Essen by coach is approximately 306 miles (494 km).
What is the average London to Essen coach duration?
The London to Essen coach duration is on average 13 h 10 min, which is to be expected when travelling 306 miles (494 km) between London and Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from London to Essen, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Essen do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Where is the coach station in London? Where is the coach station in Essen?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), located 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service to Essen from London?
For the best London to Essen coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from London to Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
What time is the earliest coach from London to Essen? What time is the last coach from London to Essen?
The earliest coach departing from London to Essen leaves at 20: 30. The last coach departing from London to Essen leaves at 21: 30. You can find the latest London to Essen coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy coach tickets to Essen from London to score the best deals?
If you book a coach ticket to Essen from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £66 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Essen from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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