Aachen to Essen

Buses, Trains, Drive

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$21 | 2h 12min Train$22 | 1h 37min Bus13 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$21
    2h 12min · 13 lb of CO2
  2. Train$22
    1h 40min · 19 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$8
    1h 20min · 16 lb of CO2

Aachen to Essen Buses

bus tickets from Aachen to Essen

$21 · 2h 12min
Various bus companies
About $21
Travel Duration
2h 12min

bus tickets from Aachen to Oberhausen

$24 · 2h 28min
Various bus companies
About $24
Travel Duration
2h 28min

Aachen to Essen Trains

train tickets from Eilendorf to Essen

$22 · 1h 40min
DBDB Eilendorf train to Essen
Train Tickets
About $22
Travel Duration
1h 40min

train tickets from Aachen to Mülheim

$22 · 1h 37min
DBDB Aachen train to Mülheim
Train Tickets
About $22
Travel Duration
1h 37min

train tickets from Aachen to Oberhausen

$22 · 1h 39min
DBDB Aachen train to Oberhausen
Train Tickets
About $22
Travel Duration
1h 39min

Drive from Aachen to Essen

Driving from Aachen to Essen

$8 · 1h 20min

It's 61 miles between Aachen to Essen. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 20min and 1h 24min from Aachen to Essen under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 28min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Essen by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $8.

Our recommendation to Essen

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Aachen to Essen?

The trip to Essen is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Aachen. The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Essen is $21 and the quickest way takes just 2 hours 12 minutes with the bus. The earlier you can book your trip to Essen, the better.

Aachen to {destination-with-state} - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Aachen to Essen. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Essen is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Aachen/Essen buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Aachen is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Aachen and Essen during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Aachen to Essen? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Essen traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Essen is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

How long does it take from Aachen to Essen by car?

The total distance between Aachen and Essen is 61 miles and will take you about 1 hour 20 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $8.

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