There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Essen Hbf by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Ice / ...
  2. Ice

$108 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. N07

$40 - $70

7 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Ec

$140 - $230

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 15 min

$101 - $172

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. 395.7 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. ZRH - DUS

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. ZRH - CGN

$78 - $251

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 29 min

  1. BSL - DUS

$87 - $275

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. ZRH - FRA

$110 - $389

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Essen Hbf is 468 km. The road distance is 633 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Essen Hbf is to fly and train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 260.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Essen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Zürich to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Essen Hbf, Germany?

You can take a train from Zürich to Essen Hbf via Mannheim Hbf in around 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Essen Hbf once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $120
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
$22 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $110
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$27 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $60
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Essen
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Essen
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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