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from London to Essen

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Travel Information from London to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£33 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £33 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £33 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Take a coach or flight to travel 306 miles (494 km) from London to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from London to Essen.

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FAQs

Is international travel between London, United Kingdom and Essen, Germany allowed?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen, Germany from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Essen from London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Essen, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 27/01/2022. 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 London from Essen.

How do I go from London to Essen?

There are 2 travel options from London to Essen: coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Essen?

The cheapest way from London to Essen is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £33 compared to other travel options to Essen:

A flight is about £50 less than a coach, which costs on average £83 for this route.

What is the quickest way from London to Essen?

The fastest way from London to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 13 h 15 min   on average.

How many miles from London to Essen would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 306 miles (494 km) from London to Essen.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Essen?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Essen?

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

  • You can take a coach from London to Essen with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £83 with Flixbus from London to Essen.
  • You can go to Essen from London by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £33 with Ryanair from London to Essen on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from London to Essen?

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Essen with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Eurowings.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Essen as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between London and Essen.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Essen?

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

How early should I buy tickets between London and Essen online for the best deals?

When planning your trip to Essen from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £83 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £33 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Essen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.