Bus Cologne to Essen and return

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Bus ticket prices from Cologne to Essen typically start from $6.70. With our smart bus search engine, you'll find the perfect travel option. Just pick one of the rides offered by Eurolines Germany, FlixBus and Cipolla Group. The quickest bus from Essen to Cologne only takes 1h 45m. Just click "Find Now" and see all available departure times!

Cologne to Essen Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$6.70
Fastest Bus1h 45m
Distance35.9 miles
Bus CompaniesEurolines Germany
  Bus Cologne - Essen    36 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-54%

The cheapest bus routes from Cologne to Essen

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    23 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    5 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    4 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    15 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.82
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    10 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.82
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    8 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.82
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:25 PM
      10:10 PM
    22 Oct
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $14.51


  Train Cologne - Essen    36 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Cologne to Essen

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Cologne
    Essen
      4:01 PM
      4:54 PM
    24 Oct
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.57
  • Cologne
    Essen
      4:01 PM
      4:54 PM
    25 Oct
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.57
  • Cologne
    Essen
      7:46 AM
      8:57 AM
    14 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $21.77
  • Cologne
    Essen
      7:46 AM
      8:57 AM
    14 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $21.77


  Carpooling Cologne - Essen    36 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Cologne to Essen

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  • Cologne
    Essen
      9:20 PM
      10:50 PM
    24 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47
  • Cologne
    Essen
      8:00 PM
      8:50 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47
  • Cologne
    Essen
      9:20 PM
      10:40 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47
  • Cologne
    Essen
      11:10 PM
      12:10 AM
    25 Oct
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47


  Bus Essen - Cologne    36 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-32%

The cheapest bus routes from Essen to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    5 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    9 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    4 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    23 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Essen
    Cologne
      8:45 AM
      10:45 AM
    28 Oct
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.70
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    2 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.82
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    25 Oct
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $8.93
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:15 PM
      10:30 PM
    5 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.83
  • Essen
    Cologne
      9:45 AM
      11:45 AM
    5 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.83


  Train Essen - Cologne    36 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Essen to Cologne

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  • Essen
    Cologne
      4:05 PM
      4:57 PM
    14 Dec
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.57
  • Essen
    Cologne
      8:04 PM
      8:59 PM
    4 Nov
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.57
  • Essen
    Cologne
      6:37 AM
      8:15 AM
    14 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $21.77
  • Essen
    Cologne
      6:37 AM
      8:15 AM
    14 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $21.77


  Carpooling Essen - Cologne    36 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Essen to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Essen
    Cologne
      3:00 AM
      4:30 AM
    23 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47
  • Essen
    Cologne
      3:10 PM
      4:00 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47
  • Essen
    Cologne
      4:00 PM
      4:50 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47
  • Essen
    Cologne
      4:30 PM
      5:20 PM
    25 Oct
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.47


Current ticket prices

Traveling by bus is one of the least expensive options for visiting relatives or simply discovering new countries. Finding a cheap ticket for a ride from Cologne to Essen is usally not difficult. But be quick: Should you forget to book in advance, however, fares can be a little more expensive.

Bus stops in Cologne and Essen

  Stations
Freiheit , 45127 Essen (Germany)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only affordable but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as comfortable as flying or taking the train. In recent years, bus operators have stepped up their game when it comes to amenities by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to free WiFi. When taking a look at the search results presented on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all bus operators. For instance, free WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by FlixBus. That way you'll be able to share photos of your trip with friends while on the road.

A generous baggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's bus operators. Your trip from Essen to Cologne can become a lot easier if you do your research before you embark on your journey. Most bus operators offering intercity buses from Cologne to Essen, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or oversized baggage can usually be booked for an extra fee.

Take a look at the exact location of the bus stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current reduced rates for your Cologne – Essen bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Cologne and Essen: Useful Info

Cologne
1.08 Million
Essen
0.59 Million
Taxi
$5.92
$5.47
Cologne
Essen
A cab ride in Cologne is 8% more expensive than in Essen.
Local buses
$3.13
$2.90
Cologne
Essen
A bus fare in Cologne is 8% more expensive than in Essen.
Beer
$3.91
$4.47
Cologne
Essen
A large beer in Cologne is 13% cheaper than in Essen.
Water
$0.50
$0.42
Cologne
Essen
A bottle of water in Cologne is 17% more expensive than in Essen.
Meal
$7.21
$5.95
Cologne
Essen
A meal in Cologne is 18% more expensive than in Essen.
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