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There are 8 ways to get from Cagliari to Essen by plane, train, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Cagliari to Dusseldorf  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CAG - DUS

€73 - €342

Cheapest option

Fly Cagliari to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) CAG - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Essen Hbf

€40 - €147

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Fly Cagliari to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 37m

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

€81 - €227

Train to Olbia, fly to Dusseldorf  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Olbia
  2. Fly from Olbia (OLB) to Dusseldorf (DUS) OLB - DUS

€97 - €219

Train, ferry via Mannheim  •  28h 46m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma Re
  2. Take the ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb Ec
  4. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf Ice / ...

€295 - €578

Train, ferry  •  29h 28m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma Re
  2. Take the ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb Ec
  4. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Essen Hbf Ec

€320 - €614

Bus, ferry via Piombino  •  35h

  1. Take the bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Olbia Porto Ib
  2. Take the ferry from Olbia to Piombino
  3. Take the bus from Piombino Port to Milan Lampugnano
  4. Take the bus from Milan to Düsseldorf central bus station N11

€155 - €243

Bus, ferry  •  35h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Olbia Porto Ib
  2. Take the ferry from Olbia to Genova
  3. Take the bus from Genoa to Düsseldorf central bus station

€102 - €172

Cagliari to Essen by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Cagliari and Essen is around 2 days 6h and covers a distance of around 1755 km. The fastest journey normally takes 46h 46m. Operated by Trenitalia, Tirrenia, Grandi Navi Veloci and others, the Cagliari to Essen service departs from Cagliari and arrives in Essen Hbf. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 6h
Fastest journey time:
46h 46m
Journey distance:
1755 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€271
Carbon emissions:
80 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:13
Last service departs at:
14:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cagliari to Essen train, walk and ferry schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Essen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Essen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Essen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Germany.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Cagliari to Essen is to fly and train, which costs €40 - €150 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Cagliari to Essen is to fly which costs €70 - €350 and takes 5h 26m.

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The distance between Cagliari and Essen is 1369 km.

The best way to get from Cagliari to Essen without a car is to train and ferry via Mannheim which takes 28h 46m and costs €290 - €600.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Cagliari to Essen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cagliari Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Eurowings, Edelweiss Air, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €1 - €2.

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Map of how to get from Cagliari to Essen.
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  • Distance: 1369.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Cagliari, Italy and Essen, Germany?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Cagliari to Essen twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cagliari to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Cagliari to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Cagliari to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Flights from Olbia to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €290
Flights from Olbia to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cagliari to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Cagliari to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Olbia to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Cologne Bonn via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
Flights from Cagliari to Cologne Bonn via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Flights from Cagliari to Cologne Bonn via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Flights from Cagliari to Frankfurt via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cagliari to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Cagliari to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Olbia to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cagliari to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €260
Flights from Cagliari to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cagliari to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Flights from Olbia to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Cagliari to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Olbia to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €250
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
National Express Rail
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 Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Cagliari to Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Train from Cagliari to Porto Torres M.Ma
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€80 - €110
1st Class
€140 - €190
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 Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€180 - €320
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Phone
+39 0789 21487
Email
request@gruppoturmotravel.com
Website
gruppoturmotravel.com
Bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Olbia Porto Ib
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €18
Website
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Piombino Port to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
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 Milan to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Tirrenia
Ferry from Olbia to Genova
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Porto Torres to Genova
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Olbia to Genova
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Ferry from Olbia to Piombino
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €60
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€35 - €55
Low season
€27 - €40
High season
€40 - €60
Ferry from Olbia to Genova
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€40 - €60
Low season
€35 - €55
High season
€60 - €85

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