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There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Essen Hbf by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Milan Linate to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIN - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$57 - $234

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MXP - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$58 - $238

Fly Milan Malpensa to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) MXP - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf

$86 - $289

Fly Milan Bergamo to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BGY - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf

$61 - $214

Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf

$127 - $362

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice

$214 - $341

Train  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Essen Hbf Ec

$212 - $341

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Essen N07

$57 - $97

Bus Eurolines FR  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Essen

$137 - $197

Drive, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Siegburg/Bonn Ice
  3. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Essen Hbf Ice

$181 - $276

Drive  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Essen Hbf 557.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 17 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Essen Hbf is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Essen via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Essen Hbf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 53 min.

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The distance between Milan and Essen Hbf is 685 km. The road distance is 892.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 9 h 53 min and costs 180€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Milan to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 9 h 53 min and costs 180€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 17 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 427.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Essen Hbf, Germany?

You can take a train from Milan to Essen Hbf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 9 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Essen Hbf once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 15 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Siegburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
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 Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Essen
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Milan to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Essen
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Milan to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Essen Hbf is 893 km. It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to drive from Milan to Essen Hbf.

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Alitalia, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 624+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 19 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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