Aachen to Essen Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $22
Fastest Way Train — 1h 37min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 14 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 62 miles
Travel Companies DB
Train
$22 · 1h 37min · 19 lb of CO2
Eilendorf to Essen
+3 more options
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Bus
$24 · 2h 28min · 14 lb of CO2
Aachen to Essen
+2 more options
Drive
$8 · 1h 21min · 16 lb of CO2
Aachen to Essen

Drive from Aachen to Essen

It's 62 miles between Aachen to Essen. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 21min and 1h 25min from Aachen to Essen under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 30min 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.

What is the best way to travel from Aachen to Essen?

The are 6 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Aachen to Essen. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of Aachen towards Mülheim, as it is the cheapest to Essen. It's common to find tickets for as low as $21. DB operates from Aachen to Essen, so you book your trip with them! Take the train, it is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus!

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 $22 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 37 minutes with the train. DB offers limited service between Essen and Aachen.We recommend booking the trip to Essen about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Aachen the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Essen.

Is the train or the bus better from Aachen to Essen North Rhine-Westphalia?

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 North Rhine-Westphalia 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.

What's the cheapest way from Aachen to Essen?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Aachen to Essen is by train. The train costs $22 roughly and will take 1 hour 37 minutes.

How much does it cost to take the train from Aachen to Essen?

The train costs about $22 between Aachen and Essen. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 40 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at Eilendorf, which is 4 miles from Aachen. Further, once you arrive at Essen-Borbeck or you will still have 3 miles to Essen.

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

The total distance between Aachen and Essen is 62 miles and will take you about 1 hour 21 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $8.

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