How to get from Munich to Essen

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from Munich to Essen

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

Our recommendation

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

23:14Munich Hbf7h44 06:58Essen Hbf
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02:00Munich11h25 13:25Essen
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12:50Munich Hbf5h16 18:06Essen Hbf
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13:51Munich Hbf5h23 19:14Essen Hbf
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14:51Munich Hbf5h24 20:15Essen Hbf
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Travel Information from Munich to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £53
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 5 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Tuifly or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 306 miles (493 km) by coach, flight or train between Munich and Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Tuifly or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Munich to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Essen

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 Munich to Essen.

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Munich and Essen. You can take a coach, flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Munich to Essen. Tickets for a train cost on average £16.

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A train is £20 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Munich to Essen costing on average £36.

A train is £37 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Munich to Essen costing on average £53.

The fastest way from Munich to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options from Munich to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 10 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 13 min   of travel time.

The Munich to Essen distance is approximately 306 miles (493 km).

The average frequency per day from Munich to Essen is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from München, ZOB and arrive in Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travellers board their train from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Essen by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Munich to Essen tickets on Omio for £36.
  • Tuifly can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Tuifly from Munich to Essen for £53.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Essen for £16.
Omio customers who travel from Munich 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.

Before travelling from Munich 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 for this journey is on average £36 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £53 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £16 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Munich 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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