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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Muenster, train  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Muenster (FMO) BER - FMO
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Essen(Oldb)

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bremen (BRE) BER - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
  3. Take the train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Essen(Oldb)

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Essen(Oldb)

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Essen(Oldb)

Train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Osnabrück Hbf 77 / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Essen(Oldb) Re / ...

Bus, train via Osnabrück  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Osnabrück central train station N1325
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Essen(Oldb) Re / ...

Bus, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB N44 / ...
  2. Take the train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Essen(Oldb) Re

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) 467 km

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Essen(Oldb) is around 5h 18m and covers a distance of around 477 km. This includes an average layover time of around 43 min. The fastest train normally takes 5h 4m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) train service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Essen(Oldb). Typically 56 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 34m
Layover time:
43 min
Total time:
5h 18m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 4m
Train distance:
477 km
Trains per week:
56
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:34
Last train departs at:
19:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) train schedules

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) → Essen(Oldb)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Essen(Oldb) is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) is to drive. Taking this option will cost €50 - €80 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb). However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Essen(Oldb) via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Essen(Oldb) is 378 km. The road distance is 467 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) without a car is to train which takes 5h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb), including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Muenster Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) train services, operated by NordWestBahn, arrive at Essen(Oldb) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) is 467 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb).

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  • Distance: 377.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Essen(Oldb), Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Essen(Oldb) via Berlin Hbf, S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Osnabrück Hbf, and Osnabrueck Hbf in around 5h 32m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
AIS Airlines
Website
aisairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€14 - €300
Train operators
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Essen(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Essen(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Bahn DE
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Cologne central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Osnabrück central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Oldenburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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