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.

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$79 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Essen N161

$55 - $100

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Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$101 - $275

Fly to Dortmund  •  5 h 30 min

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

$186 - $483

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$93 - $362

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  8 h 52 min

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

$194 - $280

Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  9 h 41 min

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

$170 - $260

Bus Eurolines DE  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Dortmund

$82 - $119

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Essen Hbf 598.7 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Essen Hbf is 761 km. The road distance is 957.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Essen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 475.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings fly from Vienna to Essen Hbf 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Essen Hbf via Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof and Nürnberg Hbf in around 8 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
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
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 47 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 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
$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 Wien to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Vienna to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
12 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Vienna to Essen
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Essen
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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