There are 5 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice / ...

$5 - $35

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Rideshare  •  56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Essen 20.9 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  38 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Essen - Hauptbahnhof

$35 - $50

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf 21.8 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf 21.8 miles

$4 - $7

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf ZOB and arriving at Essen - Hauptbahnhof. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Essen Hbf is 30 km. The road distance is 34.9 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Düsseldorf ZOB station.

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Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 38 min.

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Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Essen - Hauptbahnhof station.

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Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 19 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Essen Hbf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 24 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 38 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
S-Bahn
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Essen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
Website
taxi-duesseldorf.com
Michael Gerst Taxibetrieb
Phone
+49 211/327760
Kinder-Taxi
Phone
+49 211/2601307
DGS GmbH
Phone
+49 211 99 22 000
Website
dgs-grossraumtaxi.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf is 35 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Essen Hbf. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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