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There are 7 intercity buses per day from Mannheim to Essen. Traveling by bus from Mannheim to Essen usually takes around 5 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||150 mi (242 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 40m|
|Trips per day||3|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Mannheim to Essen?
The average price for a bus ticket to Essen is $19.93, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Mannheim to Essen in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $29 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Mannheim to Essen?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Mannheim to Essen. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 7 trips from Mannheim to Essen, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 53 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Mannheim to Essen during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus 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, bus 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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 bus ride from Mannheim to Essen?
The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 150 miles from Mannheim to Essen. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Essen at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Mannheim?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Mannheim to Essen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Essen are there per day?
There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Mannheim to Essen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Mannheim to Essen; ticket prices start at $31.27.
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Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar Rivers in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Some travelers are intimidated by the factories surrounding Mannheim, but don't overlook this unique destination. Mannheim is an excellent place to discover fantastic museums, amazing retail therapy, and scenic parks and squares.
Mannheim differs from most other German cities in its layout. The city is arranged in a grid pattern with individual quadrants. The unusual layout of the city originated in 1606, centering the Friedrichsburg fortress, now the Mannheim Palace, which is one of the largest palaces in Europe. This elaborate palace houses the University of Mannheim and treats students to royal surroundings.
Mannheim is known for its industry and innovation. For example, Mannheim is the city where Karl Drais built the world's first bicycle and where Karl Benz (as in, Mercedes-Benz) constructed the first automobile with an internal combustion engine. The Romanesque Wasserturm, or water tower, is another feat of German engineering, and visitors can walk through the surrounding rose gardens and discover the tower's many sculptures.
Mannheim can be accessed by train, road, or air. Frankfurt International Airport is easily accessible by a high-speed shuttle bus, while Mannheim Hauptbahnhof offers ICE, IC, and regional train access. Sindbad, FlixBus, and many more bus lines serve Mannheim with routes to cities including Munich, Essen, and Frankfurt.
Where does the bus leave from in Mannheim?
Main departure station: Central Station
Most buses depart from the main station in Mannheim.
All bus stations in Mannheim:
Where does the bus arrive in Essen?
Main arrival station: Train Station
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Essen.
All bus stations in Essen:
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