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

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 Venice to Dusseldorf  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) VCE - DUS

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to D-Worringer Platz,W57 N28

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Fly Venice to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) VCE - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Essen Hbf

Train to Bologna, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BLQ - DUS

Fly Venice to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Frankfurt (FRA) VCE - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Essen Hbf

Train  •  14h 14m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB Ec
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Siegburg Bf 43
  5. Take the train from Siegburg Bf to Essen Hbf 41 / ...

Drive, car train  •  16h 22m

  1. Drive from Venice to Verona
  2. Take the car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf UEx 1382

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Frankfurt central train station N277
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Essen central train station N261 / ...

Train, night train  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova Fa / ...
  2. Take the night train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf 41 / ...

Drive  •  10h 16m

  1. Drive from Venice to Essen Hbf 1124.1 km

Venice to Essen Hbf by train

The train journey time between Venice and Essen Hbf is around 14h 14m and covers a distance of around 1162 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 3m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia EuroCity, ItaloTreno and others, the Venice to Essen Hbf train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Essen Hbf. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

61 Weekly Trains
14h 14m Average Duration
€194 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs €55 - €95 and takes 16h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Essen Hbf is to fly which costs €80 - €290 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Essen Hbf via D-Worringer Platz,W57. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Essen Hbf via Milano Centrale, Lugano, Basel SBB and Siegburg Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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The distance between Venice and Essen Hbf is 775 km. The road distance is 1124.1 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 14h 14m and costs €190 - €470.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Venice to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Essen Hbf is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs €80 - €290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €470 and takes 14h 14m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €95 and takes 16h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 774.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Venice to Essen Hbf every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Essen Hbf via Milano Centrale, Lugano, Basel SBB, and Siegburg Bf in around 14h 14m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Venice to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€3100 - €6500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Venice to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €450
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €900
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 Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel SBB to Siegburg Bf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg Bf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express Rail
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
oebb.at
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
oebb.at
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
oebb.at
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Trenitalia

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Lugano to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€70 - €100
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€60 - €85
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
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Urlaubs-Express
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Eurobahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Thalys
Standard
€35 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €65
Premium
€50 - €70
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 Venice to D-Worringer Platz,W57
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Essen central train station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
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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Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Essen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Venice to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at D-Worringer Platz,W57 station.

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Venice to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Essen Hbf is 1124 km. It takes approximately 10h 16m to drive from Venice to Essen Hbf.

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Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Venice Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Venice to Essen Hbf bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 212+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €10.

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