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There are 5 ways to get from Essen to Münster by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...

$8 - $40

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Münster 027 / ...

$5 - $55

3 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic

$26 - $40

Rideshare  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Essen to Münster 58.2 miles

$5 - $8

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Münster 57.5 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Essen to Münster is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Münster is to drive which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Münster. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Münster(Westf)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Essen and Münster is 70 km. The road distance is 91.9 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Münster without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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The train from Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Essen to Münster bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Essen station.

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Essen to Münster train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Münster is to train which takes 56 min and costs 7€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Münster.
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  • Distance: 44 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Essen to Münster hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 56 min. Flixtrain also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Münster 4 times a day. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen to Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Essen to Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Essen to Münster bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Münster station.

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Essen to Münster train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Münster(Westf)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Münster is 92 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Essen to Münster.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Münster. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Essen and Münster. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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