There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf ICE International / ...

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen 056

$16 - $28

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen
  2. Take the bus from Nijmegen Centraal Station Bstg 2 to Kleve Bahnhof Bstg 4
  3. Take the train from Kleve to Duisburg Hbf

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf 128.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$94 - $311

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 13€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The distance between Amsterdam Centraal Station and Essen Hbf is 178 km. The road distance is 206 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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

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What companies run services between Amsterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Essen Hbf, Germany?

NS International operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf every 4 hours, and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Essen Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ns.nl
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kleve to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG NIAG
Phone
+49 2841 2050
Email
info@niag-online.de
Website
niag-online.de
Bus from Nijmegen Centraal Station Bstg 2 to Kleve Bahnhof Bstg 4
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG

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