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from Vienna to Essen

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Travel Information to Essen from Vienna

distanceDistance472 miles (761 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £34
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £8 • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £8 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 472 miles (761 km) between Vienna and Essen. 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 £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Vienna to Essen.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Vienna, Austria and Essen, Germany allowed?

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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 03/12/2021; 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 between Vienna and Essen.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Austria from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Essen restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 01/12/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Vienna to Essen?

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

What is the cheapest way from Vienna to Essen?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Essen, which costs on average £8.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A flight is about £17 less than a coach, which costs on average £25 for this route.

A flight is £26 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Vienna to Essen costing on average £34.

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

The fastest way from Vienna to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 15 h 7 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 8 h 58 min.

How far is Essen from Vienna?

Essen is approximately 472 miles (761 km) away from Vienna.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Vienna to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Essen is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Vienna to Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Vienna to Essen:

  • Coaches most often depart from Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Essen at Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains from Vienna to Essen most often leave from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Who can get 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 between Vienna and Essen with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Vienna to Essen tickets for £25 on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Vienna to Essen with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for £8 with Ryanair from Vienna to Essen.
  • You can travel by train to Essen from Vienna with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Vienna to Essen tickets for £34 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Vienna and Essen ends?
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 purchase Vienna to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £8 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £34 one way.

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

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