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from London to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Essen on 18 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:50London Stansted Airport1h10 16:00Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1141One-way
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13:50London Stansted Airport1h10 16:00Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1141One-way
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21:15London Stansted Airport1h10 23:25Cologne/Bonn Airport
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07:35London Stansted Airport1h10 09:45Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1761One-way
17:35London Heathrow Airport1h25 20:00Dusseldorf Airport
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£1791One-way

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17 Oct
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18 Oct
£53Flixbus
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19 Oct
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22 Oct
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Travel Information to Essen from London

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£42 - £80
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £42 • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £80 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach 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 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £42. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Eurowings or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Essen.

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FAQs
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between London and Essen?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from London?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in 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)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 16/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Essen from London.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Essen here.

What are my travel options from London to Essen?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Essen: flight or coach.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Essen, which costs on average £42.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A coach journey is usually £38 less than a journey to Essen by plane, which costs on average £80 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from London to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Essen by coach can take on average 15 h 30 min.

How many miles from London to Essen would I travel?

The London to Essen distance is approximately 306 miles (494 km).

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

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

  • Coaches from London to Essen most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
Which travel companies can get me from London to Essen?

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

  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings London to Essen tickets on Omio for £80.
  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus London to Essen tickets on Omio for £42.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Essen?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Essen often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets to Essen from London online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £80 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £42 one way on average.

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.