Essen has metro lines, trams and busses. The Unperfekthaus is centrally located and nearby the station "Berliner Platz" (journey planner). It is reached by the following lines from central station:
Subway ("U-Bahn"): U11, U17, U18
Tram: 101, 103, 105, 106, 109
Bus: SB16, 145, 166.
To reach the Unperfekthaus from the Berliner Platz, you best pass through the shopping mall Limbecker Platz, as it is directly on the other side, in direction to the city center.
For a good overview of Essens public transport, we recommend the following maps:
Journey- and prices planner
Public transport fares:
In Essen and the region, the prices of the "VRR" apply.
When travelling only within the city of Essen, price level A is the right choice.
Generally, the usage of all forms of public transport is allowed, as is switching between them, once you buy a ticket (exceptions are long-distance trains like ICE, IC, CNL, HKX).
Public transport prices:
- Short trip (max. 3 stops, no switching, no regional trains): €1,60
- Standard trip (up to 90 min, switching between all forms of transportation allowed): €2,60
- There also is a ticket for four standard trips ("Viererticket"), which can result in a small saving.
- If you stay for 24/48/72 hours and want to use the public transport in Essen, plus want to have some discounts at the activities we recommend (see below), take the Essen Welcome Card for 9€/14€/19€.
The other option is that you walk 1,5km from Essen Hauptbahnhof (Essen Central Station) to the Unperfekthaus!
All taxis in Essen cost the same, there is only one price.
For cost estimations, one can use this website.