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Duration 1h 46m
Distance 165.8 km
Average price 44€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Utrecht and Essen takes 1h 46m and the fastest train takes 1h 44m. The train service runs several times per day from Utrecht 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. Utrecht Centraal
  2. Essen
1h 38m
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19€ - 105€

Utrecht to Essen train times

Trains run every four hours between Utrecht and Essen. The earliest departure is at 07:06 in the morning, and the last departure from Utrecht is at 19:07 which arrives into Essen at 20:54. All services require a transfer at DUISBURG HBF and take an average of 1h 46m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Essen. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Essen Hbf via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Essen is 148 km. The road distance is 165.8 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Utrecht and Essen?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 17€ - 40€ and the journey takes 1h 25m.
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€

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 Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€

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