There are 9 ways to get from Bremen to Essen by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

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

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Ic / ...

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. 159 miles

$9 - $18

7 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. 074 / ...

$15 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 159 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Bremen to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 55 min

  1. BRE - DUS

$65 - $269

Fly Bremen to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. BRE - FRA

$146 - $355

Train, subway to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 35 min

  1. HAM - DUS

Train to Hamburg, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. HAM - CGN

$110 - $251

Fly Bremen to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. BRE - AMS

$111 - $398

What companies run services between Bremen, Germany and Essen, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Bremen to Essen hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bremen to Essen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bremen to Dusseldorf via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bremen to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bremen to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bremen to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Subway from Hamburg Hbf to Ohlsdorf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
hvv.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$27 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $60
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $30
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
$23 - $35
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bremen to Essen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bremen to Essen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bremen and Essen is 218 km. The road distance is 254 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bremen to Essen is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Bremen to Essen is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bremen Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bremen and arriving at Essen. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

The train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.