How to get to Essen from Aachen

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from Aachen to Essen

How to get to Essen from Aachen by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Aachen to Essen is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Deutsche Bahn
Aachen Hbf
11:16Essen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
Aachen Hbf
11:16Essen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
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10:46Essen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
Aachen Hbf
11:22Essen-Altenessen station
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Deutsche Bahn
Aachen Hbf
10:16Essen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
Aachen Hbf
11:10Essen Süd station
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Travel Information to Essen from Aachen

distanceDistance61 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£7 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 1 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or coach to travel 61 miles from Aachen to Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Aachen to Essen.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from Aachen to Essen

Find the best trip from Aachen to Essen with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Aachen and Essen. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel 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 travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel 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 travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Aachen to Essen

      FAQs: 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 Aachen to Essen.

      There are 2 travel options to Essen from Aachen. You can take a train or coach.

      The cheapest way to go to Essen from Aachen is by taking a coach, which costs on average £7.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Aachen to Essen:

      A coach is £2 less than a train with an average ticket price of £9 from Aachen to Essen.

      The quickest way to travel to Essen from Aachen is by train, which takes on average 1 h 37 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a coach requires on average 2 h 55 min of travel time.

      The Aachen to Essen distance is approximately 61 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Aachen to Essen is:

      • 4 coaches a day.
      • Around 25 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Aachen to Essen as scheduled services by train or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Aachen to Essen:

      • Coaches mostly leave from Aachen, Henricistraße / Kühlwetterstraße and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).
      • Trains from Aachen to Essen most often leave from Aachen Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

      • You can take a coach from Aachen to Essen with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for £9 with FlixBus from Aachen to Essen.
      • You can travel to Essen from Aachen by train with Deutsche Bahn, National Express or Thalys. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with Deutsche Bahn from Aachen to Essen.

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

      • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Essen with FlixBus.
      • You'll find 25 direct trains a day to Essen with Deutsche Bahn, National Express or Thalys.

      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.

      Omio customers who travel from Aachen to Essen often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Essen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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