There are 3 ways to get from Amsterdam to Essen by train, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Roosendaal Intercity

$21 - $59

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Essen 86.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Essen

$78 - $275

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen is to drive which takes 1 h 27 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essen is 105 km. The road distance is 139 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Amsterdam to Essen, including transfers.

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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 via Rotterdam Centraal and Roosendaal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Essen via Rotterdam Centraal and Roosendaal in around 1 h 56 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ns.nl
Nmbs/Sncb
Website
belgianrail.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Essen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
belgianrail.be
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Essen(B)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13

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