There are 9 ways to get from Vienna 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) VIE - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf

$77 - $232

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Essen

$75 - $110

7 alternative options

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) VIE - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf

$99 - $281

Fly to Dortmund  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Dortmund (DTM) VIE - DTM

$193 - $507

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Frankfurt (FRA) VIE - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf

$122 - $336

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice

$189 - $302

Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice

$190 - $280

Bus, train  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Düsseldorf N61
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf Re1 / ...

$79 - $128

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Essen Hbf 598.7 miles

$120 - $190

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Essen Hbf, Germany?

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings fly from Vienna to Essen Hbf twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Essen Hbf via Nürnberg Hbf in around 8 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Wien to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Vienna to Essen
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vienna to Essen Hbf?

The distance between Vienna and Essen Hbf is 761 km. The road distance is 958 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf?

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf is to fly and train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 60€ - 190€.

Is there a direct train between Vienna and Essen Hbf?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

Is there a direct bus between Vienna and Essen Hbf?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna and arriving at Essen. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf?

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf, including transfers.