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There are 8 ways to get from Alicante to Essen by plane, train, bus, car, tram or shuttle

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Fly Alicante to Dusseldorf  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ALC - DUS

53€ - 314€

7 alternative options

Train to Valencia, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Dusseldorf (DUS) VLC - DUS

69€ - 362€

Fly Alicante to Eindhoven, train  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Eindhoven (EIN) ALC - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Viersen to Essen Hbf

68€ - 190€

Train  •  18h 10m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants Eur / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Essen Hbf

241€ - 424€

Bus via Paris  •  33h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Paris N1131
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Essen central train station N1320 / ...

103€ - 127€

Bus  •  3 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Essen

240€ - 330€

Drive  •  18h 17m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Essen 1935 km

200€ - 310€

Tram, shuttle, train  •  25h 21m

  1. Take the tram from Mercado to Benidorm L1
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Benidorm to Heerlen
  3. Take the train from Herzogenrath to Essen Hbf Rb / ...

195€ - 221€

Alicante to Essen by trains

The train journey time between Alicante and Essen is around 45h 25m and covers a distance of around 2231 km. The fastest train normally takes 45h 1m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, Renfe SNCF, Transilien and others, the Alicante to Essen train service departs from Alicante-Termino and arrives in Essen Hbf. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
45h 25m
Fastest train time:
45h 1m
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
241€
Carbon emissions:
117 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:30
Last train departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alicante to Essen train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Essen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Essen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Essen is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Essen is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Essen is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Essen. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Essen. However, there are services departing from Alicante-Termino and arriving at Essen Hbf via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 10m.

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The distance between Alicante and Essen is 1571 km. The road distance is 1935 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Essen without a car is to train which takes 18h 10m and costs 240€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Alicante to Essen, including transfers.

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Alicante to Essen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Essen train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Essen is to fly which takes 5h 50m and costs 50€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 430€ and takes 18h 10m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 33h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Essen.
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  • Distance: 1570.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Essen, Germany?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Alicante to Essen 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Essen via Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 18h 10m.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 130€
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 400€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Valencia to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Dutch Railways (NS)

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Viersen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Herzogenrath to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Viersen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Herzogenrath to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 260€
Website
Thalys
Standard
120€ - 170€
Comfort
130€ - 180€
Premium
180€ - 260€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Alicante to Paris
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Essen central train station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Essen
Ave. Duration
3 days 10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240€ - 330€
Website
alsa.com
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Benidorm to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
20h 18m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
170€
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Alicante to Essen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Essen central train station.

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Alicante to Essen train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Essen is 1935 km. It takes approximately 18h 17m to drive from Alicante to Essen.

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Transavia Holland, Swiss, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 242+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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