There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Essen by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BCN - DUS

$72 - $273

10 alternative options

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) BCN - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf

$84 - $341

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Frankfurt (FRA) BCN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf

$90 - $442

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Eindhoven (EIN) BCN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Viersen to Essen Hbf

$79 - $335

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Amsterdam (AMS) BCN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol (Airport) to Arnhem
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf

$107 - $327

Train  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice / ...

$295 - $440

Taxi, train  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Barcelona to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Düsseldorf Hbf Tha

$557 - $679

Bus, train  •  21 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Essen Hbf Tha

$187 - $212

Bus Eurolines DE  •  26 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar 2
  2. Take the bus from Lloret de Mar to Essen

$98 - $205

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Essen

$95 - $190

Drive  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Essen 889.5 miles

$180 - $270

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Essen, Germany?

Norwegian Air International, Vueling Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Barcelona to Essen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Essen via Lyon Part Dieu, Bruxelles Midi, and Köln Hbf in around 13 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $120
Train from Viersen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $65
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Nord to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$160 - $210
1st Class
$210 - $300
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$90 - $120
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Abellio Rail NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $290
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$280 - $420
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Liege
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$127
Schedules at
starbus.es
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lloret de Mar to Essen
Ave. Duration
24 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Essen
Ave. Duration
25 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
Taxi from Barcelona to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
IMET
Phone
+34 932 23 51 51
Website
taxi.amb.cat
Taxi Class
Phone
+34 933 07 07 07
Website
taxiclassrent.com
Taxis Barcelona 24 Hora
Phone
+34 930 13 01 06
Website
taxidebarcelona.net
Radio taxi 033
Phone
+34 933 03 30 33
Website
radiotaxi033.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Barcelona to Essen?

The distance between Barcelona and Essen is 1179 km. The road distance is 1423 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Essen?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Essen is to bus which costs 75€ - 160€ and takes 2 days 0 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Essen?

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Essen is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 55€ - 230€.

Is there a direct train between Barcelona and Essen?

No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Essen. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Essen Hbf via Lyon Part Dieu, Bruxelles Midi and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 16 min.

Is there a direct bus between Barcelona and Essen?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Essen. Services depart twice daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

How long does it take to get from Barcelona to Essen?

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Barcelona to Essen, including transfers.