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Cologne to Essen bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$5.86
Fastest time1h 35m
Trips per day15
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap Cologne to Essen bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Cologne to Essen is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Cologne to Essen were $7.60. By booking 21 days out, tickets are on average $1.39 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Cologne to Essen?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cologne to Essen by bus is on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Tuesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Cologne to Essen has the most daily schedules

On average there are 15 bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most options for departures from Cologne to Essen, with an average of 15 trips per day and 304 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Cologne to Essen. Of the 15 trips there are 15 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Cologne to Essen starts at $7.26.

2 carriers offer Cologne to Essen bus trips

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Cologne to Essen from $5.86. There are 15 FlixBus schedules from Cologne to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $7.79 for a FlixBus ticket to Essen. In Cologne, FlixBus departs to Essen from Bonn Airport Terminal 2 and 1 other station. In Essen, FlixBus arrives at Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on FlixBus from Cologne to Essen takes 1 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Essen in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 15 trips per day and you could expect to pay $8.01 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
1h 50m
Avg. Price
$7.79

Eurolines France

Book Eurolines France from Cologne to Essen from $10.20. There are 1 Eurolines France schedules from Cologne to Essen and you can expect on average to pay $12.48 for a Eurolines France ticket to Essen. In Cologne, Eurolines France departs to Essen from Bonn Airport Bus Terminal and no other station. In Essen, Eurolines France arrives at Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on Eurolines France from Cologne to Essen takes 1 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Eurolines France trip will get you to Essen in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Eurolines France offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $14.77 for a weekend getaway trip to Essen.

USB power
Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Avg. Time
1h 45m
Avg. Price
$12.48

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Cologne. Most bus trips to Essen will depart from Bonn Airport Terminal 2, Leverkusen, Bonn Airport Bus Terminal.
  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Leverkusen
  • Bonn Airport Bus Terminal
bus trips arrive in Essen at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. Train Station are the main bus stations in Essen for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • Train Station