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from Hamburg to Essen

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

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To get from Hamburg to Essen on 17 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:46Hamburg Hbf3h09 23:55Essen Hbf
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£211One-way
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20:46Hamburg Hbf3h09 23:55Essen Hbf
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18:46Hamburg Hbf3h10 21:56Essen Hbf
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£271One-way
09:46Hamburg Hbf3h12 12:58Essen Hbf
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£271One-way
04:37Hamburg Hbf3h19 07:56Essen Hbf
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£211One-way

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Tue
17 May
£27Deutsche Bahn
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£93Eurowings
Wed
18 May
£18FlixTrain
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£120Eurowings
Thu
19 May
£21Deutsche Bahn
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£169Air Baltic
Fri
20 May
£23Deutsche Bahn
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£93Eurowings
Sat
21 May
£15FlixTrain
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£281Lufthansa
Sun
22 May
£15FlixTrain
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£71Eurowings
Mon
23 May
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£44Eurowings
Tue
24 May
£9FlixTrain
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£106Eurowings
Wed
25 May
£12FlixTrain
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£62Eurowings
Thu
26 May
£15FlixTrain
£25Flixbus
£106Eurowings
Fri
27 May
£12FlixTrain
£15Flixbus
£53Eurowings
Sat
28 May
£9Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Sun
29 May
£25Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Mon
30 May
£12FlixTrain
£15Flixbus
£71Air Baltic
Tue
31 May
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£89Eurowings
Thu
2 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£35Eurowings
Fri
3 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£62avion express
Sat
4 Jun
£9FlixTrain
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£89airmax
Sun
5 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
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£53Eurowings

Travel Information to Essen from Hamburg

distanceDistance193 miles (311 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 2 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £62 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 193 miles (311 km) to Essen from Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Hamburg to Essen.

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FAQs

How do I go from Hamburg to Essen?

You can travel between Hamburg and Essen 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Essen. Tickets for a train cost on average £16.

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A train is generally £14 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £30 from Hamburg to Essen.

A train is generally £46 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £62 from Hamburg to Essen.

What is the fastest way from Hamburg to Essen?

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

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 10 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 2 h 33 min.

What is the distance from Hamburg to Essen?

The distance from Hamburg to Essen is approximately 193 miles (311 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Essen is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Hamburg and in Essen?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains from Hamburg to Essen most often leave from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Which travel companies can get me from Hamburg to Essen?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Essen by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Hamburg to Essen for £30 on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Hamburg to Essen tickets on Omio for £62.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Essen for £16.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Hamburg to Essen?

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

How early should I book tickets to Essen from Hamburg online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Hamburg 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 route is £30 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £62 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £16 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Hamburg 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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