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

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Train via Breda  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Essen

$26 - $45

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Bus, line 720 bus, line 670 bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp 800 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from Antwerpen F. Rooseveltplaats perron 22 to Kapellen Dorp 720
  3. Take the line 670 bus from Kapellen Dorp to Essen Bibliotheek 670 / ...

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Roosendaal Intercity

$24 - $39

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Essen 86.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, train  •  3h 34m

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

$65 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen is to bus and line 720 bus and line 670 bus which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 4h 40m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Essen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Essen Bibliotheek via Antwerpen F. Rooseveltplaats perron 22 and Kapellen Dorp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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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 Breda and Roosendaal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essen is 105 km. The road distance is 138.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Essen without a car is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs 23€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Amsterdam to Essen, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Essen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Essen is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs 23€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 720 bus and line 670 bus, which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Essen.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 36m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Essen via Breda and Roosendaal in around 2h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Essen via Antwerp, Antwerpen F. Rooseveltplaats perron 22, and Kapellen Dorp in around 4h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45m
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 Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Essen
Ave. Duration
8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $10
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Essen
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Antwerpen F. Rooseveltplaats perron 22 to Kapellen Dorp
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Kapellen Dorp to Essen Bibliotheek
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Amsterdam to Essen bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Essen Bibliotheek station.

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Amsterdam to Essen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Essen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Essen is 139 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Amsterdam to Essen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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