How to get from Essen to Munich

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from Essen to Munich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Essen to Munich on 28 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Dusseldorf Airport4h40 12:55Munich Airport
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06:25Essen12h35 19:00Munich
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15:20Dusseldorf Airport5h05 20:25Munich Airport
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10:16Essen Hbf5h55 16:11Munich Hbf
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07:57Essen Hbf7h15 15:12Munich Hbf
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Travel Information between Essen and Munich

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £183 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 306 miles (493 km) to Munich from Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Essen to Munich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen to Munich

Travel to Munich 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 Munich.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Essen and Munich. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Essen to Munich. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Munich:

A ferry is £45 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Essen to Munich costing on average £45.

A ferry is about £183 less than a flight, which costs on average £183 for this journey.

A ferry is £68 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Essen to Munich costing on average £68.

The fastest way from Essen to Munich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options between Essen and Munich can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 9 h 20 min.

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In comparison, getting to Munich by train can take on average 5 h 29 min.

The distance from Essen to Munich is approximately 306 miles (493 km).

The average frequency per day from Essen to Munich is:

  • 8 coaches a day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Essen to Munich depart from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) to München, ZOB.
  • Most travellers board their train from Essen Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Munich by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Essen to Munich for £45 on Omio.
  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Munich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Essen to Munich tickets on Omio for £183.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Munich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Munich for £68.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Munich with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 4 direct coaches per day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Munich with Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline, Eurowings or Air Baltic.
  • You can find 11 direct trains per day to take to Munich with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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

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

Before travelling from Essen to Munich, 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 £45 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £183 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £68 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Essen to Munich 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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