How to get from Warsaw to Essen

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from Warsaw to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Warsaw to Essen on 17 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:50Warszawa Centralna10h45 22:35Essen Hbf
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15:15Warsaw18h25 09:40Essen, Hbf Freiheit
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11:39Warszawa Wschodnia10h56 22:35Essen Hbf
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07:57Warszawa Centralna10h39 18:36Essen Hbf
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07:42Warszawa Wschodnia10h54 18:36Essen Hbf
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Travel Information to Essen from Warsaw

distanceDistance598 miles (964 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £100
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 13 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £100 • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Cityjet or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 598 miles (964 km) from Warsaw to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Cityjet or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Warsaw to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Warsaw 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 Warsaw to Essen.

Travel between Warsaw, Poland and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Poland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from Warsaw?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • 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)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 15/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Essen from Warsaw.

The current restriction level for returning to Warsaw, Poland from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Warsaw, Poland from Essen, Germany?

Reentering Poland 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 Warsaw from Essen?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Warsaw, Poland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Poland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. 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 Warsaw from Essen here.

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

The cheapest way from Warsaw to Essen is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £35 compared to other travel options to Essen:

A coach is about £66 less than a flight, which costs on average £100 for this trip.

A coach is about £1 less than a train, which costs on average £35 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Warsaw is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 13 h 33 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 10 h 31 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 598 miles (964 km) from Warsaw to Essen.

The average frequency per day from Warsaw to Essen is:

  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Warsaw and Essen 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 for travellers from Warsaw to Essen:

  • Coaches most often depart from Warsaw at Bus station Warsaw-Wschodnia, Kyivska street; house 20 and arrive in Essen at Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.

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

  • You can travel to Essen from Warsaw by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £35 with Flixbus from Warsaw to Essen.
  • You can go to Essen from Warsaw by plane with Cityjet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £100 with Cityjet from Warsaw to Essen on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Essen from Warsaw with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Warsaw to Essen tickets for £35 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Essen from Warsaw with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus, Ecolines or Sindbad.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Lot Polish Airlines with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with with 4 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Essen as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Essen from Warsaw.

Omio customers who travel from Warsaw 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.

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

  • Coach tickets cost £35 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £100 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £35 one way.

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

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