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from Barcelona to Essen

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Travel Information between Barcelona and Essen

distanceDistance730 miles (1178 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£21 - £75
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £21 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £21 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Travel 730 miles (1178 km) by flight or coach to Essen from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Barcelona to Essen.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling from Barcelona to Essen?

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen, Germany from Barcelona?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Essen, Germany?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 27/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Barcelona and Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Barcelona, Spain from Essen, Germany?

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Germany?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 27/10/2021. 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 Barcelona from Essen.

How do you get from Barcelona to Essen?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Barcelona and Essen. You can take a flight or coach.

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Essen. Tickets for a flight cost on average £21.

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A flight is generally £54 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £75 from Barcelona to Essen.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Essen by coach can take on average 27 h 50 min.

How far is it from Barcelona to Essen?

The Barcelona to Essen distance is approximately 730 miles (1178 km).

Where do I depart from Barcelona? Where do I arrive in Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Barcelona to Essen:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Barcelona to Essen depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
Which travel operators can get me from Barcelona to Essen?

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

  • You can take a flight from Barcelona to Essen with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for £21 with Ryanair from Barcelona to Essen.
  • You can travel by coach from Barcelona to Essen with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Barcelona to Essen tickets for £75 on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Barcelona to Essen?
Many of our customers travelling from Barcelona to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Hamburg or Paris, either of which you could add to your Barcelona and Essen trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Barcelona to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £21 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £75 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Barcelona 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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