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

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Train  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf Ice

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen central train station N885 / ...

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Train, bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf Re19 / ...

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf 208.4 km

Fly, train  •  2h 37m

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

Amsterdam to Essen Hbf by train

58 Weekly Trains
2h 7m Average Duration
€27 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 4h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs €26 - €75.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Essen central train station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essen Hbf is 204 km. The road distance is 208.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs €26 - €75.

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

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

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Amsterdam to Essen Hbf 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 Hbf is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs €26 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 4h 30m.

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  • Distance: 204 km
  • Duration: 2h 7m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €21 - €55 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen central train station 5 times a day. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
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 Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €55
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€21 - €35
1st Class Full Fare
€35 - €55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€13 - €20
1st Class Full Fare
€23 - €35
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
nationalexpress.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 D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €25
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
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 D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€9 - €13
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€23 - €35
Comfort
€24 - €35
Premium
€40 - €55
Bus operators
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Bus from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Schedules at
vias-online.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Amsterdam to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Essen central train station.

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Amsterdam to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Oberhausen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Essen Hbf is 208 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf.

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