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from Berlin to Essen

You can get from Berlin to Essen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Essen on 30 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 23:30Essen Hbf
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£481One-way
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18:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 23:30Essen Hbf
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£481One-way
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17:46Berlin Hbf3h49 21:35Essen Hbf
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£661One-way
15:46Berlin Hbf3h49 19:35Essen Hbf
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£661One-way
18:46Berlin Hbf3h49 22:35Essen Hbf
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£661One-way

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Mon
30 May
£44FlixTrain
£20Flixbus
£94easyJet
Tue
31 May
£36FlixTrain
£20Flixbus
£60easyJet
Wed
1 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£59easyJet
Thu
2 Jun
£32Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£59easyJet
Fri
3 Jun
£44FlixTrain
£28Flixbus
£89Eurowings
Sat
4 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£20Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Sun
5 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Mon
6 Jun
£38Deutsche Bahn
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£44Tuifly
Tue
7 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£24Flixbus
£36Eurowings
Wed
8 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£69easyJet
Thu
9 Jun
£32Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£63easyJet
Fri
10 Jun
£27FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£53Eurowings
Sat
11 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£53Eurowings
Sun
12 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£50easyJet
Wed
15 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£43easyJet
Thu
16 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£42easyJet
Fri
17 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£44Eurowings
Sat
18 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£53airmax

Travel Information from Berlin to Essen

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £13 • 3 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £26 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain

Travel 281 miles (453 km) by coach, flight or train 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Berlin to Essen.

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FAQs

What are my Berlin to Essen travel options?

There are 3 ways to travel to Essen from Berlin including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Essen, which costs on average £13.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A train is £4 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Berlin to Essen costing on average £18.

A train is about £13 less than a flight, which costs on average £26 for this route.

What is the fastest way to Essen from Berlin?

The quickest way to travel to Essen from Berlin is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Essen by coach can take on average 7 h.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 49 min.

How many miles are between Berlin and Essen

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

How many services a day are there to Essen from Berlin?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Essen is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Berlin to Essen depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Berlin to Essen?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way 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 take a flight from Berlin to Essen with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for £26 with Eurowings from Berlin to Essen.
  • You can take a train from Berlin to Essen with FlixTrain. Cheap tickets can be found for £13 with FlixTrain from Berlin to Essen.

Can I find a direct route between Berlin and Essen?

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Essen with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Essen with Eurowings.
  • You'll find direct train services to Essen with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with around 12 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Essen tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Berlin to Essen?

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

When should I purchase a ticket from Berlin to Essen online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £18 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £26 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £13 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Essen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.