There are 5 ways to get from Essen to Bochum by train, night train, rideshare, taxi or car
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Questions & Answers
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Bochum Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.
The distance between Essen and Bochum is 14 km. The road distance is 18.9 km.
The best way to get from Essen to Bochum without a car is to train which takes 10 min and costs .
The train from Essen Hbf to Bochum Hbf takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.
Essen to Bochum train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Essen Hbf station.
Essen to Bochum train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Bochum Hbf station.
Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Bochum is 19 km. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Essen to Bochum.
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There are 558+ hotels available in Bochum. Prices start at $56 USD per night.
Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Essen and Bochum. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.
What companies run services between Essen, Germany and Bochum, Germany?
Bahn DE operates a train from Essen to Bochum every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $19 and the journey takes 10 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route every 20 minutes.
Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.
Train from Essen Hbf to Bochum Hbf
- Ave. Duration
- 9 min
- Every 20 minutes
- Estimated price
- $11 - $17
A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.
Rideshare from Essen to Bochum
- Ave. Duration
- 32 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
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