How to get from Essen to Berlin

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ic / ...

$100 - $150

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Essen to Berlin 332.4 miles

$21 - $40

7 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 081 / ...

$34 - $59

Bus Eurolines DE  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Bielefeld Düsseldorf
  2. Take the bus from Bielefeld Hbf to Berlin

$59 - $129

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Berlin 333.9 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Derendorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) DUS - TXL

$41 - $131

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  3 h 34 min

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

$72 - $198

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  3 h 53 min

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

$50 - $213

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL

$102 - $232

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Essen to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Berlin 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $180
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Derendorf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf-Derendorf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$27 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $60
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Bielefeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bielefeld Hbf to Berlin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Benz Express
Phone
+38 044 360 3405
Email
mail@busreisen.com.ua
Website
busreisen.com.ua
Bus from Essen to Bielefeld
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
busreisen.com.ua
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Essen to Berlin
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Essen and Berlin is 454 km. The road distance is 534 km.

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Essen to Berlin is to train and fly which takes 3 h 27 min and costs 35€ - 120€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Essen to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Essen and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

The train from Essen Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 3 h 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.