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Travel Information to Essen from Berlin

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £107
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £107 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 281 miles (453 km) between Berlin and Essen. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Berlin to Essen.

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How do I go from Berlin to Essen?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Berlin and Essen. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Berlin to Essen?

The cheapest way from Berlin to Essen is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Essen:

A coach journey is usually £89 less than a journey to Essen by plane, which costs on average £107 for the same trip.

A coach is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £21 for this route.

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

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 3 h 49 min.

What is the distance from Berlin to Essen?

Essen is approximately 281 miles (453 km) away from Berlin.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Berlin to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Essen is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Berlin and in Essen?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and tend to arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains most often depart from Berlin at Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen at Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Berlin to Essen?

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

  • You can travel between Berlin and Essen by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £107 with Eurowings from Berlin to Essen.
  • You can take a coach from Berlin to Essen with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £18 with Flixbus from Berlin to Essen.
  • You can go to Essen from Berlin by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £21 with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Essen on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Berlin to Essen?
Many of our customers travelling from Berlin to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Hamburg, Paris or Munich, either of which you could add to your Berlin and Essen trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Essen from Berlin online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £107 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £18 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £21 one way on average.

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