There are 10 ways to get from Oslo to Essen by train, plane, bus, ferry, night train or car

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Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) OSL - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$107 - $279

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Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oslo to Copenhagen 613 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Essen N74

$85 - $147

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Train, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) OSL - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf

$115 - $316

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) OSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf

$155 - $402

Train, fly to Amsterdam  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) OSL - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf

$127 - $314

Train  •  17 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation 117 / ...
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  3. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic / ...

$153 - $253

Ferry, night train  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the ferry from Oslo Hjortneskaien to Kiel Norwegen-Kai Oslo-Kiel
  2. Take the night train from Kiel Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic

$95 - $140

Bus Sindbad  •  33 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Oslo to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to Essen

$91 - $144

Drive, train  •  14 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Oslo to Bremen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic / ...

$250 - $362

Drive  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Oslo to Essen 888 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Oslo to Essen is to bus which costs kr 700 - kr 1200 and takes 33 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oslo to Essen is to train and fly which costs kr 850 - kr 2300 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oslo to Essen. However, there are services departing from Oslo and arriving at Essen via Copenhagen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oslo to Essen. However, there are services departing from Oslo S and arriving at Essen Hbf via Göteborg Centralstation, København H and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 54 min.

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The distance between Oslo and Essen is 969 km. The road distance is 1420.7 km.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Essen without a car is to train which takes 17 h 54 min and costs kr 1200 - kr 2100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Oslo to Essen, including transfers.

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

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Oslo to Essen train services, operated by Nsb, depart from Oslo S station.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Essen is to train which takes 17 h 54 min and costs kr 1200 - kr 2100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 650 - kr 1200 and takes 22 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Oslo to Essen.
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  • Distance: 605.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Oslo, Norway and Essen, Germany?

You can take a train from Oslo to Essen via Göteborg Centralstation, København H, and Hamburg Hbf in around 17 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oslo to Essen via Copenhagen in around 22 h 20 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oslo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oslo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Oslo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Oslo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Oslo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Oslo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
Flytoget AS
Phone
23 15 90 00
Email
flytoget@flytoget.no
Website
flytoget.no
Train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
flytoget.no
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 Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Kiel Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$27 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $60
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Nsb
Phone
+47 61 05 19 10
Website
nsb.no
Train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Nsb
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $75
1st Class Refundable
$75 - $110
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Oslo to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Essen
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
Swebus
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
EST Sp. z o.o.
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Szczecin to Essen
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
estgdansk.pl
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Szczecin to Essen
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Color Line AS
Phone
+45 99 56 19 00
Website
colorline.no
Ferry from Oslo Hjortneskaien to Kiel Norwegen-Kai
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
colorline.no

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The quickest flight from Oslo Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oslo to Essen is 1421 km. It takes approximately 13 h 51 min to drive from Oslo to Essen.

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Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Oslo Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Oslo to Essen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 611+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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