There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Essen 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 8 min

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

$57 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

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

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Train via Nijmegen  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen Intercity
  2. Take the train from Kleve to Duisburg Hbf Regional

$53 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Essen 127.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, train  •  3 h 6 min

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

$94 - $288

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essen is 178 km. The road distance is 204.1 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Amsterdam to Essen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Essen. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Essen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Essen Hbf via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Amsterdam to Essen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Essen 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
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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

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