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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen Hbf

Train via Amsterdam Centraal

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

Train via Arnhem

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf

Fly, train

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

Amsterdam to Essen Hbf by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Essen Hbf is around 2h 9m and covers a distance of around 204 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Regional and Abellio, the Amsterdam to Essen Hbf train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Essen Hbf. Typically 36 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

36 Weekly Trains
2h 9m Average Duration
€23 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Germany
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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Essen Hbf is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Essen Hbf is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Essen Hbf is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 2 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf is to train which costs €22 - €55 and takes 2h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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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 9m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Essen Hbf is 178 km. The road distance is 206.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs €22 - €55.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m 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 9m and costs €22 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 45m.

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  • Distance: 178.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 9m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost €19 - €45 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Essen Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €800
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €18
1st Class
€21 - €30
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express Rail
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Eurobahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Thalys
Standard
€35 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €65
Premium
€50 - €70
Bus operators
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
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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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Amsterdam to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Essen Hbf 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 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Amsterdam to Essen Hbf.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Essen Hbf bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 212+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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