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Vienna-Essen Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 6 daily coaches from Vienna to Essen. Traveling by coach from Vienna to Essen usually takes around 17 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 15 hours,

Distance473 mi (762 km)
Shortest duration15h 0m
Cheapest price£29.39
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Vienna to Essen?

There is one coach company that operates from Vienna to Essen. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus617h 18m£33.29

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Vienna to Essen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 17 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 473 miles (762 kilometers) from Vienna, to Essen, NW. However, the fastest coach only takes 15 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Essen. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Vienna?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Vienna to Essen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from Vienna to Essen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vienna to Essen; ticket prices start at £56.31.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Vienna?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Vienna.

Where does the coach arrive in Essen?

Arrival stations

All coaches from Vienna arrive at one main station in Essen.

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