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from Milan to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Essen on 30 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40Milan Malpensa Airport1h30 10:10Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1241One-way
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19:00Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano24h45 19:45Essen, Hbf Freiheit
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£741One-way
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20:40Milan Malpensa Airport1h35 22:15Dusseldorf Airport
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£1781One-way
11:20Milan Centrale9h38 20:58Essen Hbf
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£1151One-way
16:35Milan Malpensa Airport1h35 18:10Dusseldorf Airport
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£1951One-way

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£115Deutsche Bahn
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£169Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information to Essen from Milan

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £12 • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £12 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 425 miles (685 km) between Milan and Essen. 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Milan to Essen.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Essen, Germany if I’m coming from Milan, Italy?

International travel from Milan, Italy to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 28/05/2022; 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 between Milan and Essen.

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

The restriction level for your return to Milan, Italy from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Milan from Essen restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Milan from Essen?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Milan, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 26/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Milan from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Milan to Essen travel options?

There are 3 ways to travel to Essen from Milan including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way from Milan to Essen is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Essen:

A flight journey is usually £38 less than a journey to Essen by coach, which costs on average £50 for the same trip.

A flight is £67 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Milan to Essen costing on average £79.

What is the quickest way from Milan to Essen?

The quickest way to travel between Milan and Essen 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, going by coach can take 16 h 14 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 9 h 38 min.

How many miles are between Milan and Essen

The distance between Milan and Essen is around 425 miles (685 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Essen is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Milan and Essen as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Milan to Essen depart from Milano Centrale to Essen Hbf.

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

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Essen by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Milan to Essen for £50 on Omio.
  • Travel with Malta Air for flights to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Malta Air Milan to Essen tickets on Omio for £12.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Essen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Milan to Essen for £79 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Essen from Milan?

Omio customers who travel from Milan 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 purchase tickets from Milan to Essen online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Milan to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £50 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £12 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £79 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Milan 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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