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Duration 2h 15m
Distance 205.7 km
Average price 30€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Amsterdam and Essen takes 2h 15m and the fastest train takes 2h 13m. The train service runs several times per day from Amsterdam to Essen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Essen
2h 7m
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21€ - 111€

Amsterdam to Essen train times

Trains run every four hours between Amsterdam and Essen. The service departs Amsterdam at 18:38 in the evening, which arrives into Essen at 20:54. All services require a transfer at DUISBURG HBF and take an average of 2h 15m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Essen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Essen Hbf via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essen is 178 km. The road distance is 205.7 km.

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Amsterdam to Essen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Amsterdam to Essen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam and Essen?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 20€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h 54m.
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 50€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

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+31 30 751 5155
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€

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