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There are 3 ways to get from Essen to Mechernich by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Mechernich

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Essen Hbf to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina
  2. Take the bus from Bonn Hbf to Euskirchen Bf

Drive

  1. Drive from Essen to Mechernich

Essen to Mechernich by train

The train journey time between Essen and Mechernich is around 2h 8m and covers a distance of around 136 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 52m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr, ABELLIO Rail and others, the Essen to Mechernich train service departs from Essen Hbf and arrives in Mechernich. Typically 165 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:
1h 55m
Layover time:
12 min
Total time:
2h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 52m
Train distance:
136 km
Trains per week:
165
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:18
Last train departs at:
23:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Essen to Mechernich train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Essen to Mechernich is to drive which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Mechernich is to drive which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Essen to Mechernich. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Mechernich Stiftsweg via Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2, Bonn Hbf and Euskirchen Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Mechernich. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Mechernich via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between Essen and Mechernich is 99 km. The road distance is 127.9 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Mechernich without a car is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs €15 - €100.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Essen to Mechernich, including transfers.

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

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Essen to Mechernich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Mechernich is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs €15 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Mechernich.
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  • Distance: 99.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

You can take a train from Essen to Mechernich via Koeln Hbf in around 2h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Essen to Mechernich via Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2, Bonn Hbf, and Euskirchen Bf in around 5h 5m.

Train operators
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 Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Mechernich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
National Express Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €85
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 Essen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen Hbf to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Essen to Cologne - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Essen Central Bus Station to Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Karat-S
Nahreisezug
Website
delfi.de
Bus from Bonn Hbf to Euskirchen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de

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Essen to Mechernich bus services, operated by Nahreisezug, arrive at Euskirchen Bf station.

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Essen to Mechernich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Mechernich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Mechernich is 128 km. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Essen to Mechernich.

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