How to get from Leipzig to Essen

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from Leipzig to Essen

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

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To get from Leipzig to Essen on 29 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:38Leipzig Hbf5h30 14:08Essen Hbf
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£391One-way
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08:38Leipzig Hbf5h30 14:08Essen Hbf
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£391One-way
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17:42Leipzig Hbf4h53 22:35Essen Hbf
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£451One-way
05:42Leipzig Hbf4h53 10:35Essen Hbf
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£451One-way
06:38Leipzig Hbf4h57 11:35Essen Hbf
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£451One-way

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Travel Information from Leipzig to Essen

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £333 • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 230 miles (371 km) from Leipzig to Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leipzig to Essen.

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There are 4 ways to get from Leipzig to Essen: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leipzig to Essen, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A ferry journey is usually £23 less than a journey to Essen by coach, which costs on average £23 for the same trip.

A ferry is £333 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Leipzig to Essen costing on average £333.

A ferry is £27 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Leipzig to Essen costing on average £27.

The quickest way to travel from Leipzig to Essen is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 50 min.

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In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 4 h 52 min.

The distance between Leipzig and Essen is around 230 miles (371 km).

The average frequency per day from Leipzig to Essen is:

  • 3 coaches per day.
  • 36 flights a day.
  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Leipzig and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains mostly leave from Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite and tend to arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can travel by coach between Leipzig and Essen with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Leipzig to Essen tickets for £23 on Omio.
  • You can go to Essen from Leipzig by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £333 with Lufthansa from Leipzig to Essen on Omio.
  • You can travel to Essen from Leipzig by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £27 with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Leipzig to Essen.
Your journey from Leipzig to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’d like to add Berlin, Hamburg or Paris to your Leipzig to Essen trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!

Before travelling from Leipzig 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 trip is £23 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £333 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £27 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Leipzig 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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