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from Geneva to Essen

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Travel Information between Geneva and Essen

distanceDistance364 miles (587 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £103
fastestFastest modeFlight • £103 • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesHOP! Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 364 miles (587 km) from Geneva to Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are HOP! Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Geneva to Essen.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Essen from Geneva?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from Geneva?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 15/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Essen from Geneva.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from Essen, Germany?

Return travel to Geneva, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Geneva, Switzerland was last verified on 15/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Geneva from Essen.

What are my travel options from Geneva to Essen?

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

What is the cheapest way from Geneva to Essen?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Essen, which costs on average £24.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A train is £79 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Geneva to Essen costing on average £103.

A train is generally £12 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £35 from Geneva to Essen.

How far is it from Geneva to Essen?

The distance from Geneva to Essen is approximately 364 miles (587 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Essen is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Geneva, Eaux-Vives to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travellers take a train from Genève to Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Geneva to Essen?

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

  • Travel with HOP! For flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for HOP! Geneva to Essen tickets on Omio for £103.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Geneva to Essen tickets on Omio for £35.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Geneva to Essen tickets on Omio for £24.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Geneva to Essen?
Many of our customers travelling from Geneva to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Hamburg or Paris, either of which you could add to your Geneva and Essen trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Essen from Geneva online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Geneva to Essen, 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 plane ticket for this journey is £103 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £35 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £24 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Essen 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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