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from Vienna to Essen

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

Our recommendation

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

20:10Vienna International Airport1h35 21:45Cologne/Bonn Airport
0 changes
£1781One-way
Cheapest
00:20Vienna Westbahnhof14h53 15:13Essen Hbf
6 changes
£1061One-way
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07:30Vienna International Airport1h35 09:05Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1821One-way
18:15Vienna International Airport1h35 19:50Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2391One-way
19:00Vienna International Airport1h40 20:40Dusseldorf Airport
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£2401One-way

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Mon
30 May
£67FlixTrain
£47Flixbus
£178Eurowings
Tue
31 May
£68Deutsche Bahn
£34Flixbus
£80Tuifly
Wed
1 Jun
£77Deutsche Bahn
£34Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Thu
2 Jun
£62FlixTrain
£31Flixbus
£98Eurowings
Fri
3 Jun
£71FlixTrain
£49Flixbus
£151Air Baltic
Sat
4 Jun
£49FlixTrain
£44Flixbus
£98Eurowings

Travel Information between Vienna and Essen

distanceDistance472 miles (761 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 472 miles (761 km) to Essen from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Vienna to Essen.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Essen, Germany from Vienna, Austria?

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

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

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

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 from Vienna to Essen.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Vienna, Austria from Essen, Germany due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Essen, Germany?

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Austria 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 23/05/2022. 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 Vienna from Essen here.

What are my Vienna to Essen travel options?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Vienna to Essen. You can take a coach, flight or train.

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

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Essen, which costs on average £9.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A flight is generally £37 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £46 from Vienna to Essen.

A flight is generally £24 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £33 from Vienna to Essen.

What is the fastest way to Essen from Vienna?

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Essen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 17 h 7 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 43 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Vienna to Essen?

The distance from Vienna to Essen is approximately 472 miles (761 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Essen is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Vienna to 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 when travelling from Vienna to Essen?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Vienna to Essen?

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

  • You can travel by coach to Essen from Vienna with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Vienna to Essen tickets for £46 on Omio.
  • You can travel between Vienna and Essen by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with Ryanair from Vienna to Essen.
  • You can go to Essen from Vienna by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £33 with Deutsche Bahn from Vienna to Essen on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Vienna to Essen?

Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Essen usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Paris from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I book Vienna to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £46 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £9 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £33 one way.

But we recommend booking Vienna 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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