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There are 10 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 46 min

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

$73 - $225

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Bus  •  15 h 50 min

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

$55 - $95

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Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) VIE - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf

$106 - $266

Fly to Dortmund  •  5 h 30 min

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

$188 - $485

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$123 - $333

Fly to Paderborn, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Paderborn (PAD) VIE - PAD
  2. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Essen Hbf

$223 - $613

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  9 h 4 min

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

$178 - $262

Train  •  9 h 41 min

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

$180 - $260

Drive, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice

$154 - $224

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 60€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 41 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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The best way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 9 h 4 min and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 160€ - 430€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 9 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 50 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 46 min

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

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Essen Hbf 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Essen Hbf via Nürnberg Hbf in around 9 h 4 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Vienna to Paderborn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Paderborn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Graz
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Train operators
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
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Essen Hbf is 958 km. It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to drive from Vienna to Essen Hbf.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Vienna Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Essen Hbf bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 639+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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