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from Lyon to Essen

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16 Oct
£60Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33Flixbus
£123Lufthansa
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17 Oct
£153Deutsche Bahn with connection
£48Flixbus
£173Lufthansa
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18 Oct
£122Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£188Air France
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19 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£161KLM
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20 Oct
£82Deutsche Bahn with connection
£36BlaBlaCar Bus
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22 Oct
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Travel Information to Essen from Lyon

distanceDistance405 miles (654 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £56
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 17 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 405 miles (654 km) to Essen from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lyon to Essen.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Essen, Germany if I’m coming from Lyon, France?

International travel from Lyon, France to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from France?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen if travelling from Lyon?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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

What measures do I need to follow in Essen, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Essen from Lyon.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Essen, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Essen, Germany?

Reentering France 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 Lyon from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. 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 Lyon from Essen here.

How do you get from Lyon to Essen?

You can travel to Essen from Lyon 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

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

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

A coach journey is usually £20 less than a journey to Essen by plane, which costs on average £53 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £23 less than a journey to Essen by train, which costs on average £56 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Essen from Lyon?

The quickest way to travel to Essen from Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Essen by coach can take on average 17 h 35 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 7 h 54 min.

What is the distance from Lyon to Essen?

The distance from Lyon to Essen is approximately 405 miles (654 km).

How many services a day are there from Lyon to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Essen is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When going from Lyon to Essen, where do I depart from Lyon and where do I arrive in Essen?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travellers board their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lyon to Essen?

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

  • You can travel between Lyon and Essen by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £33 with Flixbus from Lyon to Essen.
  • You can travel between Lyon and Essen by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £53 with Eurowings from Lyon to Essen.
  • You can travel between Lyon and Essen by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £56 with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Lyon to Essen.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Essen?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon 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 Lyon and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Lyon to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £33 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £53 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £56 one way on average.

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

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