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from Essen to Kassel

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Travel Information to Kassel from Essen

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 3 h
fastestFastest modeCoach • £14 • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by coach or train between Essen and Kassel. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Essen to Kassel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen to Kassel

Travel to Kassel 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 Essen to Kassel.

How do I go from Essen to Kassel?

You can travel from Essen to Kassel 2 different ways: coach or train.

How do I get from Essen to Kassel the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Essen to Kassel. Tickets for a coach cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Kassel:

A coach is generally £3 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £17 from Essen to Kassel.

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

The fastest way from Essen to Kassel is by coach with an average journey time of 3 h.

Other travel options to Kassel from Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Kassel by train can take on average 3 h 41 min.

How far is it from Essen to Kassel?

The distance between Essen and Kassel is around 107 miles (173 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Essen to Kassel is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

When going from Essen to Kassel, where do I depart from Essen and where do I arrive in Kassel?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Essen at Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) and arrive in Kassel at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.
  • Trains from Essen to Kassel most often leave from Essen Hbf and arrive in Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Essen to Kassel?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Essen to Kassel, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Kassel by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Essen to Kassel tickets on Omio for £14.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Kassel by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Kassel for £17.

Is there a direct service from Essen to Kassel?

Yes, there are direct services available to Kassel from Essen with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn with 7 direct trains per day.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Essen and Kassel ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Essen to Kassel? Many Omio customers who go from Essen to Kassel usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Munich from Kassel, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy tickets to Kassel from Essen online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £14 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £17 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Essen to Kassel 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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