How to get to Essen from Lille

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from Lille to Essen

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

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

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Travel Information to Essen from Lille

distanceDistance180 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£13 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £59 • 4 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Eurostar

Take a train or coach to travel 180 miles from Lille to Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lille to Essen.

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Deutsche Bahn

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

BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus will get you from Lille 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 Lille. 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.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar, is a provider operating long-distance travel services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags per person.

      FAQs: Lille 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 Lille to Essen.

      There are 2 options to travel between Lille and Essen including taking a train or coach.

      The cheapest way to go to Essen from Lille is by taking a coach, which costs on average £13.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Lille to Essen:

      Taking a coach costs £46 less than taking a train, which costs on average £59 for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel between Lille and Essen is by train, which takes on average 4 h 36 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Coach takes on average 7 h.

      The Lille to Essen distance is approximately 180 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Lille to Essen is:

      • 2 coaches per day.
      • 2 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travellers board their coach from Lille, Gare Europe and arrive in Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).
      • Most travellers take a train from Lille Flandres to Essen Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Lille to Essen:

      • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Eurolines Deutschland or BlaBlaCar to go to Essen by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Lille to Essen tickets on Omio for £13.
      • Travel with Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or TGV INOUI to go to Essen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurostar Lille to Essen tickets on Omio for £59.

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

      • Direct coaches with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus with 2 direct coaches 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 to Essen from Lille.

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

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