Bus Essen to Frankfurt am Main and return

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Tickets between Essen and Frankfurt am Main can usually be found from $1.09. However, when picking a bus trip, ticket prices are only one part of the equation. By using our smart bus search, you’ll find the ideal option for your travel needs. Simply select one of the offers by Eurolines Germany, FlixBus, BlaBlaBus, Cipolla Group and Eurolines France. The fastest bus from Frankfurt am Main to Essen only takes 4h 45m. Just click "Find Now" and check for prices, departure times and availability!

Essen to Frankfurt am Main Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$1.09
Fastest Bus3h 30m
Distance118.2 miles
Bus CompaniesBlaBlaBus, Eurolines Germany, Karat-S, FlixBus, Eurolines France, Cipolla Group, SemiTimeS
  Bus Essen - Frankfurt am Main    118 mi
Ø Bus connections12 x
Savings-96%

The cheapest bus routes from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

%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
    Frankfurt am Main
      10:40 AM
      2:10 PM
    7 Feb
    BlaBlaBusBlaBlaBus
    from $1.09
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      10:40 AM
      4:35 PM
    30 Jan
    BlaBlaBusBlaBlaBus
    from $2.19
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      10:15 AM
      3:15 PM
    21 Mar
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.73
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      10:15 AM
      3:15 PM
    28 Feb
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.73
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      10:15 AM
      3:15 PM
    30 Jan
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $7.73
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      10:15 AM
      3:15 PM
    26 Jan
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $7.73
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      7:45 PM
      12:10 AM
    21 Mar
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $15.45
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      7:45 PM
      12:10 AM
    20 Feb
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $15.45
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      3:15 PM
      10:00 PM
    8 Feb
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $22.08
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      3:15 PM
      10:00 PM
    8 Feb
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $22.08
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      3:15 AM
      8:15 AM
    8 Feb
    Cipolla GroupCipolla Group
    from $25.40
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      6:30 AM
      11:30 AM
    8 Feb
    SemiTimeSSemiTimeS
    from $25.40
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      6:30 AM
      11:30 AM
    8 Feb
    SemiTimeSSemiTimeS
    from $25.40
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      3:15 AM
      8:15 AM
    8 Feb
    Cipolla GroupCipolla Group
    from $28.71


  Train Essen - Frankfurt am Main    118 mi

The cheapest train connections from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      1:53 PM
      3:48 PM
    5 Apr
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      2:07 AM
      4:48 AM
    30 Jan
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      2:07 AM
      4:48 AM
    26 Jan
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      1:53 PM
      3:48 PM
    5 Apr
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76


  Carpooling Essen - Frankfurt am Main    118 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Essen to Frankfurt am Main

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      12:00 PM
      2:36 PM
    23 Aug
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $11.04
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      4:00 PM
      6:50 PM
    26 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $12.15
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      5:30 PM
      7:58 PM
    8 Feb
    MovacarMovacar
    from $69.31
  • Essen
    Frankfurt am Main
      5:30 PM
      7:58 PM
    8 Feb
    MovacarMovacar
    from $69.31


  Bus Frankfurt am Main - Essen    118 mi
Ø Bus connections12 x
Savings-98%

The cheapest bus routes from Frankfurt am Main 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
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      2:35 PM
      5:55 PM
    30 Jan
    BlaBlaBusBlaBlaBus
    from $1.09
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      1:00 PM
      6:00 PM
    8 Feb
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $8.63
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      1:00 PM
      6:00 PM
    8 Feb
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $8.63
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      11:00 AM
      5:20 PM
    31 Jan
    BlaBlaBusBlaBlaBus
    from $8.81
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      10:55 PM
      4:05 AM
    28 Mar
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $15.45
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      10:55 PM
      3:05 AM
    5 Feb
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $15.45
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      6:20 PM
      10:25 PM
    11 Apr
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $15.45
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      10:55 PM
      3:05 AM
    30 Jan
    +1
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $15.45
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      6:00 AM
      4:15 PM
    8 Feb
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $15.46
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      6:00 AM
      4:15 PM
    8 Feb
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $15.46
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      5:30 AM
      9:30 AM
    8 Feb
    SemiTimeSSemiTimeS
    from $25.40
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      5:30 AM
      9:30 AM
    8 Feb
    SemiTimeSSemiTimeS
    from $25.40
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      6:00 AM
      10:10 PM
    8 Feb
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $40.85
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      6:00 AM
      10:10 PM
    8 Feb
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $50.79


  Train Frankfurt am Main - Essen    118 mi

The cheapest train connections from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      6:29 AM
      9:03 AM
    11 Apr
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      3:08 AM
      6:58 AM
    2 Feb
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      3:08 AM
      6:58 AM
    3 Feb
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      3:08 AM
      6:58 AM
    31 Jan
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $19.76


  Carpooling Frankfurt am Main - Essen    118 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      11:00 AM
      1:50 PM
    31 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $11.04
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      9:20 PM
      12:50 AM
    3 Feb
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $15.46
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      8:00 PM
      10:28 PM
    31 Jan
    MovacarMovacar
    from $69.31
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Essen
      7:00 PM
      9:28 PM
    8 Feb
    MovacarMovacar
    from $69.31


Current ticket prices

Low-cost travel is what you're after? Then you should definitely take a bus as it's one of the most affordable means of transportation. A bus ticket for a trip from Essen to Frankfurt am Main is generally inexpensive. Should you book your journey too short notice, however, you might have to pay a bit more. Here's another suggestion: make sure to take a look at traveling times. Avoid spending too much time on the road by simply opting for the fastest bus.

Bus stops in Essen and Frankfurt am Main

  Stations
Am Hauptbahnhof , 60329 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Mannheimer Str 6, 60329 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Braubachstraße 41, 60311 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Pforzheimer Str. , 60329 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

More on bus features and services

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While a small bag on-board, air conditioned and extra legroom are becoming the norm on most buses, some bus operators go the extra mile and offer modern appliances such as USB ports (sometimes in every single row) or free wireless internet. Just enter your point of departure, destination and your preferred date of travel and let our smart bus search start comparing the best bus operators. For instance, when you take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Essen, free wireless internet can be found on board most buses operated by FlixBus.

We’ll help you pick the best offer so that your bus trip from Essen to Frankfurt am Main and return is as, or even more convenient than taking the train or flying.

Essen and Frankfurt am Main: Useful Info

Essen
0.59 Million
Frankfurt am Main
0.65 Million
Taxi
$5.41
$5.79
Essen
Frankfurt am Main
A cab ride in Essen is 7% cheaper than in Frankfurt am Main.
Local buses
$2.87
$3.09
Essen
Frankfurt am Main
A bus fare in Essen is 8% cheaper than in Frankfurt am Main.
Beer
$4.42
$4.14
Essen
Frankfurt am Main
A large beer in Essen is 7% more expensive than in Frankfurt am Main.
Water
$0.41
$0.67
Essen
Frankfurt am Main
A bottle of water in Essen is 39% cheaper than in Frankfurt am Main.
Meal
$5.89
$11.96
Essen
Frankfurt am Main
A meal in Essen is 51% cheaper than in Frankfurt am Main.
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