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

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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

$81 - $230

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Duisburg N61

$70 - $117

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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

$103 - $282

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 53 min

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

$128 - $333

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  8 h 52 min

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

$180 - $265

Train  •  9 h 41 min

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

$180 - $270

Bus Eurolines DE  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Essen

$70 - $100

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 - $234

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 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Essen Hbf is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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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.

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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 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 8 h 52 min and costs 150€ - 230€.

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

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Vienna to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Vienna 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€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 8 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 15 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 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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 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 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
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 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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

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
$17 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$27 - $50
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
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
$85 - $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 - $270
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 Essen
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Once 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 Eurolines DE, 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, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at $57 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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