Dusseldorf to Essen: By Train, Taxi or Bus?

Updated on December 29, 2023  

dusseldorf to essen

As I live near Cologne, friends visiting here often ask me about the most efficient and cost-effective way to travel to neighboring cities. One of the most common questions is "What's the best way to get from Düsseldorf to Essen?"

Fortunately, there are plenty of options available from Düsseldorf, whether it is by train, bus, car rental and even flight! Each one has its pros and cons, which I'll outline below.

So keep reading to find out the best ways to get from Düsseldorf to Essen!

Where is Essen?

Essen is a city located in the western part of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is p