Frankfurt to Essen

Frankfurt to Essen Essen to Frankfurt
Between Frankfurt and Essen we found up to 15 bus departures, including 4 night buses. The earliest bus departure from Frankfurt is at 02:30 arriving to Essen at 06:25 the same day. While the latest bus departure is at 19:15 and arrives at 23:45 the same day. The prices for the cheapest one way adult tickets range from 9 € to 60 €. Discounted tickets for children, students and pensioners are available on some departures. Children tickets are currently 7 €. Student tickets are currently 13 €. Pensioner tickets are currently 13 €.

Traveling by bus from Frankfurt to Essen

The shortest travel distance between Frankfurt and Essen is 248 km. The fastest bus which departs at 02:30 has a travel time of 03:55h. The longest travel time on the route is 20:55h. Depending on the selected departure, the following amenities are available: toilet, drinks allowed and power socket. While some of the buses are direct, there are also the ones which stop for a short break in Dusseldorf and Cologne Bonn (Airport).

Overnight buses

If you want to travel overnight and save money on accommodation or arrive in Essen earlier, there are 4 overnight buses from Frankfurt to Essen. The overnight buses depart between 12:00 and 22:55 and arrive at 08:45 the same day. Below are the most popular night departures to Essen:

Bus companies

There is a total of 3 bus companies operating the routes. These bus companies have been rated 14495 times. Here you can see the most popular bus companies operating this route and their overall rating.


Departure and arrival stations

If you're wanting more detailed information about either Frankfurt or Essen, including general information, station and stop information and other popular routes, you can follow the links below.
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You can see information about the departure station and stops Frankfurt here

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You can see information about the arrival station and stops Essen here

Cheapest ticket prices

Adult ticket: 9 € (One-Way) or 18 € (Return).
Child ticket: 7 € (One-Way) or 14 € (Return).
Student ticket: 13 € (One-Way) or 26 € (Return).
Pensioner ticket: 13 € (One-Way) or 26 € (Return).

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Other popular destinations from Essen

If you're looking for inspiration as to where to travel next once you've reached Essen, here is the list of the most popular travel combinations that our clients have previously purchased their tickets for:

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