There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Essen Hbf by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Ice

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. 016 / ...

$20 - $26

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. 149.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  2 h

  1. FRA - DUS

Fly to Paderborn, train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. FRA - PAD

$135 - $258

Fly to Muenster, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. FRA - FMO

$93 - $261

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Essen Hbf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Essen Hbf hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Essen Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
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 Hamm(Westf) to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Salzkotten to Hamm(Westf)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamm to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Hamm to Essen, Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Essen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Greven, Münster/ Osnabrück Airport to Recklinghausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Essen Hbf is 190 km. The road distance is 239 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 17€ - 22€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Essen. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf takes 1 h 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.