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Train  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Dixmude/Diksmuide Ic / ...

€115 - €301

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Train, bus and ferry  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Gent
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Dixmude/Diksmuide Ic / ...

€43 - €59

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Train via Cologne  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lichtervelde Ic / ...

€80 - €282

Bus  •  21h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Lille N1325
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges N702 / ...

€54 - €70

Drive  •  7h 50m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Esen 850.9 km

€90 - €140

Fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Dixmude/Diksmuide

€44 - €179

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Dixmude/Diksmuide

€142 - €402

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Dixmude/Diksmuide

€105 - €459

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Dixmude/Diksmuide

€101 - €328

Berlin to Esen by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin and Esen is around 15h 48m and covers a distance of around 917 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 17m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin to Esen service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Esen Dorp. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 48m
Fastest journey time:
10h 17m
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€178
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:46
Last service departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Esen train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Esen is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Esen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Esen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Yes, entry into Germany from Belgium is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Esen is to train and bus and ferry which costs €40 - €60 and takes 12h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Esen is to fly and train which takes 7h 39m and costs €40 - €180.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Esen. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Esen Dorp via Lille, Brugge Station perron 6 and Lichtervelde Station Achterkant. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 13m.

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The distance between Berlin and Esen is 741 km. The road distance is 850.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Esen without a car is to train which takes 10h 37m and costs €110 - €310.

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It takes approximately 10h 37m to get from Berlin to Esen, including transfers.

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Berlin to Esen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Esen is to train which takes 10h 37m and costs €110 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 21h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin to Esen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Esen.
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  • Distance: 741.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 37m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Esen, Belgium?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Esen via Duisburg Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters, Dixmude/Diksmuide, and Diksmuide Station perron 1 in around 10h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Esen via Lille, Bruges, Brugge Station perron 6, and Lichtervelde Station Achterkant in around 21h 13m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €90
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €130
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€110 - €150
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€70 - €100
Comfort
€85 - €110
Premium
€100 - €150
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Dixmude/Diksmuide
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €17
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lichtervelde
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€17 - €26
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Dixmude/Diksmuide
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €28
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Gent
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Lille
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Esen is 851 km. It takes approximately 7h 50m to drive from Berlin to Esen.

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