How to get to Essen from Dresden

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from Dresden to Essen

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

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

Deutsche Bahn
Dresden Hbf
14:35Essen Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
Dresden Hbf
14:35Essen Hbf
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Dresden Airport (DRS)
21:50Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
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Deutsche Bahn
Dresden Hbf
14:50Essen Süd station
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Deutsche Bahn
Dresden Hbf
15:34Essen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
Dresden Hbf
15:12Essen Hbf
2 changes
Lufthansa Cityline
Dresden Airport (DRS)
09:40Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 change
Lufthansa Cityline
Dresden Airport (DRS)
17:40Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 change
Dresden Airport (DRS)
14:20Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 change

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Travel Information from Dresden to Essen

distanceDistance291 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£9 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £9 • 6 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £72 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 291 miles from Dresden to Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Dresden to Essen.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: All Airlines, Train and Coach Companies from Dresden to Essen

Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Eurowings will get you from Dresden to Essen at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Dresden to Essen travel.

    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.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel to Essen from Dresden.

        FAQs: Dresden 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 Dresden to Essen.

        There are 3 travel options from Dresden to Essen: train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Essen is by taking a train with average ticket prices of £9 compared to other travel options to Essen:

        Taking a train costs £8 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

        Taking a train costs £63 less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of £72.

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

        Other travel options to Essen take longer:

        Coach takes on average 7 h 35 min.

        Train takes 6 h 11 min on average.

        The distance from Dresden to Essen is approximately 291 miles.

        The average frequency per day from Dresden to Essen is:

        • Around 3 coaches per day.
        • 2 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Dresden and Essen as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Coaches mostly depart from Dresden, Ammonstraße / Budapester Straße (Busparkplatz) and arrive in Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).
        • Trains mostly depart from Dresden Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

        • You can travel by coach between Dresden and Essen with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar, and you can find FlixBus Dresden to Essen tickets for £17 on Omio.
        • You can travel by plane between Dresden and Essen with Eurowings or airmax, and you can find Eurowings Dresden to Essen tickets for £72 on Omio.
        • You can take a train from Dresden to Essen with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Cheap tickets can be found for £9 with FlixTrain from Dresden to Essen.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Dresden to Essen with the following travel companies:

        • 3 direct coaches per day with FlixBus.
        • Direct train available with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain 1 direct train per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Essen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Essen from Dresden.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Dresden to Essen often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg or Frankfurt am Main. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Dresden and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!

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