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Find cheap flights to Essen from $1,929

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November

High season

July

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Flight from Auckland to Düsseldorf

FAQs - booking Essen flights

  • How to fly to Essen?

    You cannot fly directly to Essen. KAYAK recommends you fly to Duesseldorf Intl (DUS) (25.91 km from Essen). From there you can rent a car or get a taxi.

  • What airports are near Essen?

    The closest airport is Duesseldorf Intl (DUS) (25.91 km). Another nearby airport is Cologne Köln/Bonn (CGN) (65.71 km) KAYAK recommends you fly to Duesseldorf Intl.

  • How far is Düsseldorf from central Düsseldorf?

    You’ll need to travel 6 km to reach the Düsseldorf city centre from Düsseldorf.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Essen?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Essen.

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    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Essen is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Essen?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Essen with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Essen?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Essen up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Essen

  • There is no major airport in Essen. It is instead served by Duesseldorf Intl Airport.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from New Zealand is September.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Essen flight deals.

Top 5 airlines flying to Essen

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from New Zealand to Essen? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.3
EmiratesOverall score based on 15901 reviews
83boarding
84crew
85entertainment
80food
82comfort
83overall
Airline reviews

Manchester airport facilities for special assistance was nothing short of disgraceful. Not an Emirates issue but they should be made aware.

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Manchester airport facilities for special assistance was nothing short of disgraceful. Not an Emirates issue but they should be made aware.

Pros: "New york dubai seats were very comfortable. Dubai mumbai were okk. Crew was very pleasing"
Pros: "Timing of flight"
Cons: "Baggage policy has changed and has become too restrictive. Wieight and size and number of checked baggage is below competitors for transatlantic flights. Same for cabin luggage and is enforced randomly. Some economy passers were allowed two pieces, others were forced to check in cabiuggahe at $200."
Pros: "The food was nice and the crew were friendly."
Cons: "My screen didn't work properly and only after asking about it 4+ times were we moved to other seats. Unfortunately the new seats were double middle seats for my husband and I who left window and aisle seats respectively. Please fix your entertainment, Emirates."
Cons: "Upgraded to "promotional" offer for business class. It was not the full experience. No lounge access etc. Though the flight part of it was great!."
Pros: "The crew was very accommodating , especially important because I was traveling with children"
Pros: "The staff at the check in counter at JFK was very friendly and accommodating, much like the crew on the flight. Boarding was orderly and efficiently executed, although some announcement about the 30-minute boarding delay would have been appreciated. Onboard the seating was quite comfortable compared with other airlines I have travelled on and the crew was exceptional in their service - really customer-focused. The meals were tasty with unlimited snacks and complimentary drinks. Generally, I would highly recommend this airline."
Cons: "The TV and remote controls could be updated. Touch screen was largely slow to respond and the whole system could be more intuitive."
Pros: "The stewardess were friendly enough. When the cabin got chilly I received another blanket. The complimentary beverages was nice. No chips though. The individual tv screen was a plus."
Cons: "Seat was not very comfortable. I couldn’t recline it back all the way to sleep. I was very dry and did not realize that there was water in the galley that I could have helped myself to. Not enough leg room for tall people like me without having to purchase it."
Pros: "After our trip from Cape Town to Dubai with Emirates which was not that great we where pleasantly surprised when we where bumped up to business class from Dubai to Bangkok. We did not expect this. Although we did not take advantage of all the extras business class has to offer we had a great nights sleep and the breakfast was superb. The cabin crew was excellent all the time. Thank you Emirates."
Pros: "It would be useful if Emirates would allow us to reserve the adjoining seat of the 3 (on less than full flights) so that we can have the extra space."

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

After going through security and waiting for the flight at the gate, there was no access to bathrooms and no place to charge a phone while waiting for the flight. But once I was on the plane, everything was very good.

Overall good but staff in the place looked extremely tired after 8hrs in 14 hrs journey and then service was cut short and response time for calls increased in later part of flight. Food was ok not astonishing

I didn’t not pay to fly with American Airlines!!!!!!!they are the worst!!

Pros: "Staff were very good . Business class very comfortable. I had low salt menu which was very comforting to be able to choose as salt not good for me."
Pros: "The customer service was amazing. Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats were too small to sit comfortably on a long flight I wish Qatar had better seats for long journey and had advanced entertainment system."
Pros: "Excellent crew, quick serving a lunch on a 1.5 hour flight."
Cons: "Just don't like all the trips to and from flights on the bus at Doha."
Pros: "Boarding was very smooth."
Cons: "We were seated in the last row, and by the time the food came around, 2 of the 3 entree options were unavailable. We had to have fish or not get an entree at all."
Pros: "Q Suite business seats are the best with excellent service & delicious variety of meals."
Cons: "Nothing. Every thing was great!"
Pros: "Houston check in counters need to be added."
Cons: "Doha airport indian staff is rude to many passengers during their hand carry check. Too little space there. No organization."

I thought the overall standard in Premium Economy was very good indeed.

We were seated in the furthest back row of the plane. Our seats seemed to be the only ones that didn't recline, and our seat row was also closer to the seats in front of us than any other route. I'm a tall man, and this made the long overnight flight extremely uncomfortable and near impossible to sleep on. There was nothing indicated in booking that this row was tighter than the others.

Pros: "Everything was marvelous. The staff, food, and entertainment were excellent just like on our flight with Qantas from Vancouver to Sydney."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "screen, ubs charger"
Cons: "be more careful with luggage; 8 flights on this trip and it would be this last one that my luggage cover was lost, and it wasn't a cheap one."
Pros: "The crew was very good! Gave us a lot of snacks. Bathrooms were clean and crew passed out hygiene kits."
Cons: "Need more than 1.5 meals for a 14 hr flight. Plenty of snacks were given."
Pros: "Super smooth flight, flight attendants were incredibly friendly and hospitable"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable & I loved the flexible head rest. The food was good. The flight attendant were friendly & attentive. It was my first time flying Qantas & it is my new favorite airline!"
Cons: "No back-of-seat screen, overhead screens lacking enough contrast to see much. No matter, I looked out the window instead!"
Pros: "Service fantastic"
Cons: "Food was a bit ordinary but on a short flight understandable"
Pros: "The movie selection was broad and current."
Cons: "There were plenty of movies to watch, but having more would be awesome!"

I never made it airline cancel my ticket at once, and inform me that I have to purchase new ticket.

The in-seat TV systems have good selection but the interface is slow, like a computer that is 10 years old and barely responds to commands. When you tap on buttons there is often a lag or the screen doesn't respond at all. I'd recommend having a basic meal option on all flights. The flight offered a chicken or pasta dish, but the chicken was some strange barbecue sauce with a puree and fancy cole slaw that didn't go together. Why not a basic chicken with rice dish? I wanted the pasta but instead of a basic tomato sauce it was an alfredo. I understand the idea of trying to make an airline meal fancier but it's going to be subpar no matter what you do, so why not strike the middle and stick with basics that most people will enjoy? Pasta with tomato sauce and a couple meatballs, with a biscuit, and a chocolate chip cookie or chocolate brownie for dessert--cheap and easy.

Left with delay due to a passenger health state. Overall the flight was good, smooth with no hiccups. Food was ok with only one choice for the economy class which was disappointing but not unusual these days. Crew was amazing.

It would have been much better if the plane actually departed. The flight was canceled, so it took me about 36 extra hours to get home

Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "New planes have 9 sits in the rove (economy class) which affects the passengers comfort."
Pros: "for the first time ever, my kid ate the airplane food, and it was because it was good. the service was really good and the staff outstanding."
Cons: "Te cabin pressure gave us headache. always happens with the A380 though."
Pros: "The crew was great. Food was good for the most part."
Pros: "Really friendly crew"
Cons: "No entertainment, worst food I've ever had at an airline"
Pros: "Very friendly people. Security guy helped me to get to the wifi at the airport. I could spend my waiting time very productive way sorting out my business emails:)"
Pros: "Loved the flight. Definitely better than Swiss which is what we flew in."
Cons: "The cabin pressure gave me such a migraine, I couldn't think"
Cons: "All our chosen seats were disregarded the entire way from Munich back to Raleigh because the airline was switched to United. My family was separated on all flights, even though we chose seats over a month in advance."
Cons: "The plane was just too darn hot and the fans were barely working. All of us were melting."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "I just wanted to seat with my husband but it was not possible."
Cons: "Can’t get an update on lost bags really poor service"
Cons: "Delayed from another flight but this crew tried their best to get us up in the air"
Cons: "My entertainment console didn’t work and I was unable to purchase movies/direct tv"
Pros: "Comfortable and on time!"
Cons: "Plane was equipped with Direct TV but the TVs were not powered on and that was very disappointing."
Pros: "When we finally got in board and going the pilot got us there quickly to make up for lost time. Staff was nice, it was beyond their control."
Cons: "We waited an hour to board due to a seat that would not stay upright and mechanics fixing it. I was very tired after international travel and it was my last flight to get to my car and go home."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "EVERYTHING. Cramped noosey and the tv wouldn’t power off so I couldn’t sleep for 4 hrs never again."

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45h 35mAKL-DUS
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