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from Munich to Essen

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6 Dec
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10 Dec
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11 Dec
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12 Dec
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13 Dec
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14 Dec
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16 Dec
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17 Dec
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18 Dec
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21 Dec
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22 Dec
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23 Dec
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24 Dec
£16Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information between Munich and Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £120
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 5 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £120 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 306 miles (493 km) by flight, coach 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 10 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 Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Munich to Essen.

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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.
FAQs
How do you get from Munich to Essen?

There are 3 travel options from Munich to Essen: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Essen from Munich?

The cheapest way from Munich to Essen is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Essen:

A train is generally £104 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £120 from Munich to Essen.

A train is generally £2 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £18 from Munich to Essen.

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

The fastest way from Munich to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

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

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 28 min   on average.

How far is Essen from Munich?

The distance between Munich and Essen is around 306 miles (493 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Munich to Essen is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from München, ZOB to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travellers board their train from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Munich to Essen?

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

  • You can travel from Munich to Essen by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £120 with Eurowings from Munich to Essen.
  • You can travel by coach from Munich to Essen with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Munich to Essen tickets for £18 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Essen from Munich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Munich to Essen tickets for £16 on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Munich to Essen?
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.
How far in advance should I buy my Munich to Essen ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £120 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £18 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £16 one way.

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

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