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

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Bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 056

$12 - $21

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$53 - $84

Bus, line 979 bus, train, line 12 tram  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen Rathaus Essen Bstg 1 to Bottrop ZOB Berliner Platz Bstg 07
  2. Take the line 979 bus from Bottrop ZOB Berliner Platz Bstg 13 to OB Sterkrade Bf. Bstg 5 979 / ...
  3. Take the train from Oberhausen-Sterkrade to Arnhem Centraal
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel
  5. Take the line 12 tram from Amsterdam, Amstelstation to Amsterdam, Dam 12

$18 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Amsterdam 128.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 10 min

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

$91 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Essen and Amsterdam is 178 km. The road distance is 206.3 km.

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The bus from Essen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Essen to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Oberhausen-Sterkrade to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
GVB
Phone
+31 900 8011
Website
gvb.nl
Tram from Amsterdam, Amstelstation to Amsterdam, Dam
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
gvb.nl
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BVR Busverkehr Rheinland GmbH
Phone
01806 607085
Email
dbregiobusnrw@deutschebahn.com
Website
rheinlandbus.de
Bus from Essen Rathaus Essen Bstg 1 to Bottrop ZOB Berliner Platz Bstg 07
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
BVR Busverkehr Rheinland GmbH
Vestische Strassenbahnen GmbH
Phone
49 (0) 2366 186 - 0
Email
info@vestische.de
Website
vestische.de
Bus from Essen Rathaus Essen Bstg 1 to Bottrop ZOB Berliner Platz Bstg 07
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Vestische Strassenbahnen GmbH
Bus from Bottrop ZOB Berliner Platz Bstg 13 to OB Sterkrade Bf. Bstg 5
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Vestische Strassenbahnen GmbH

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