Berlin
Essen

Berlin to Essen bus and train tickets

15 daily departures, tickets starting at $21.99, and the fastest trip in 4h 3m

Berlin to Essen bus times

Check out the next buses departing from Berlin to Essen for Tuesday, 27 February

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
Flixbus
6h 40m
Flixbus
$26.99
Flixbus
7h 45m
Flixbus
$24.99
Flixbus
7h 20m
Flixbus
$24.99
Flixbus
7h
Flixbus
$26.99
Flixbus
9h
Flixbus
$29.99

Over 15 schedules for your journey.

Bus Berlin to Essen

It takes an average of 7h 42m to travel from Berlin to Essen by bus, over a distance of around 454 km. There are normally 11 buses per day traveling from Berlin to Essen and tickets for this journey start from $21.99 when you book in advance.

Distance454 km
Price$21.99
Frequency11
Fastest6h 40m

Train Berlin to Essen

It takes an average of 4h 57m to travel from Berlin to Essen by train, over a distance of around 454 km. There are normally 4 trains per day traveling from Berlin to Essen and tickets for this journey start from €31.99 when you book in advance.

Distance454 km
Price€31.99
Frequency4
Fastest4h 3m

What companies travel from Berlin to Essen?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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Cheap tickets from Berlin to Essen

The price of tickets from Berlin to Essen is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from Berlin to Essen by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

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Frequently asked questions

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Is it cheaper to travel by bus or train?
The cost of traveling from Berlin to Essen is generally lower by bus compared to train, especially if you book in advance. Bus tickets tend to be more budget-friendly due to competition among bus companies.
Which mode of transportation is more cost-effective: bus or train?
For the journey from Berlin to Essen, bus travel is usually more cost-effective than train travel. It's worth exploring various bus and train operators to find the best deals and discounts.
Which is more comfortable, a bus or a train?
While preferences vary, train travel is often considered more comfortable than bus travel for the Berlin to Essen route. Trains typically offer more legroom, larger seats, and the option to move around.
Are there any combo tickets or travel passes available for both trains and buses?
There are no specific combo tickets or travel passes explicitly for both trains and buses for the Berlin to Essen route. However, it's recommended to check with the individual transport operators for any combined ticketing options.
Can I purchase last-minute tickets at the bus or train station, and are they more expensive?
Last-minute tickets may be available at bus and train stations, but they can be more expensive. It's advisable to book in advance to secure the best fares for the Berlin to Essen journey.
Is there a loyalty program for frequent travelers on this route?
Frequent travelers may benefit from loyalty programs offered by specific bus or train operators for the Berlin to Essen route. Check with individual operators to learn about loyalty rewards, such as discounts or free tickets.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes
Transport Trekker

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

John Anderson
John Anderson
Adventurous Explorer

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams
Transit Seeker

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

William Lewis
William Lewis
Commuting Maverick

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

Isabella Wright
Isabella Wright
Route Seeker

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

David Thompson
David Thompson
Nomadic Voyager

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Serene Wanderer

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez
Rail Trailblazer

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Bus Explorer

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Transit Connoisseur

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

Sophia Mitchell
Sophia Mitchell
Journey Enthusiast
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