How to get to Essen from Kiel

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from Kiel to Essen

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

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

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Travel Information between Kiel and Essen

distanceDistance236 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£17 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £72 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, PGA-Portugalia Airlines or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 236 miles by train, coach or flight from Kiel to Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are FlixBus, PGA-Portugalia Airlines or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Kiel to Essen.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from Kiel to Essen

Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus will get you from Kiel 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 is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Essen from Kiel. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    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.

      FAQs: Kiel 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 Kiel to Essen.

      There are 3 options to travel from Kiel to Essen including taking a train, coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Essen from Kiel is a coach with an average price of £17.

      This is compared to other travel options from Kiel to Essen:

      A coach is £55 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £72 from Kiel to Essen.

      A coach is £1 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Kiel to Essen costing on average £18.

      The fastest way to get to Essen from Kiel is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

      Other travel options to Essen take longer:

      Getting to Essen by coach takes 7 h on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 4 h 20 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 236 miles from Kiel to Essen.

      The average frequency per day from Kiel to Essen is:

      • 1 coach per day.
      • 2 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Essen from Kiel 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 Kiel to Essen:

      • Coaches most often depart from Kiel at Kiel, ZOB and arrive in Essen at Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).
      • Trains mostly leave from Kiel Hbf and tend to arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

      • You can travel by coach from Kiel to Essen with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar, and you can find FlixBus Kiel to Essen tickets for £17 on Omio.
      • You can travel by train to Essen from Kiel with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Kiel to Essen tickets for £39 on Omio.

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

      • Direct coaches with FlixBus with 1 direct coach per day.
      • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn with 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 from Kiel to Essen.

      Omio customers who travel from Kiel to Essen often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Essen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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