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Duration 4h 21m
Distance 197.2 km
Average price 100€
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Antwerp and Essen takes 4h 21m and the fastest train takes 3h 41m. The train service runs several times per day from Antwerp 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.

Train via Cologne

  1. Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Bruxelles-Nord
  3. Koeln Hbf
  4. Essen
4h 15m
47€ - 154€

Antwerp to Essen train times

Trains run three times a day between Antwerp and Essen. The earliest departure is at 05:06 in the morning, and the last departure from Antwerp is at 17:37 which arrives into Essen at 22:12. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 21m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Essen. However, there are services departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Essen Hbf via Bruxelles-Nord and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Antwerp and Essen is 183 km. The road distance is 197.2 km.

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Antwerp to Essen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Antwerp to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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