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There are 9 ways to get from Oslo to Essen by train, plane, bus, ferry, night train 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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Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 12 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

$92 - $273

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Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 45 min

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

$85 - $142

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Train, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) OSL - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf

$110 - $304

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 45 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

$113 - $431

Train  •  17 h 51 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 / ...

$114 - $243

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

$90 - $128

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 1100 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 750 - kr 2300 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oslo to Essen. However, there are services departing from Oslo Bussterminal and arriving at Essen via Copenhagen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 45 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 51 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 51 min and costs kr 900 - kr 2000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Oslo to Essen, including transfers.

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Oslo to Essen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Oslo Bussterminal 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 51 min and costs kr 900 - kr 2000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 650 - kr 1200 and takes 22 h 45 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 12 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 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oslo to Essen via Copenhagen in around 22 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Oslo to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oslo to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Oslo to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Oslo to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Oslo to Cologne Bonn via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Oslo to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Oslo to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
Flytoget AS
Norwegian Railways (NSB)
Phone
61 05 19 10
Website
nsb.no
Train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nsb.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 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
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
Nsb
Phone
+47 61 05 19 10
Website
nsb.no
Train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Nsb
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
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
Danish Railways (DSB)
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
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 Oslo Bussterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Essen
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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
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 5 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
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
Website
Color Line AS

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The quickest flight from Oslo Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 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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easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Oslo Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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