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 - $20

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Train  •  3 h 9 min

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

$52 - $84

Bus, line 979 bus, train, line 12 tram  •  4 h 55 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

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Amsterdam 128.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 7 min

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

$95 - $287

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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 9 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 best way to get from Essen to Amsterdam without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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

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Essen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Duisburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Essen to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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 - $20 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 1 h 58 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

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
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)

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 Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Amstel
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
GVB
Phone
+31 900 8011
Website
gvb.nl
Tram from Amsterdam, Amstelstation to Amsterdam, Dam
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 - $21
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Essen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
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
Estimated price
$3 - $7
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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Essen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Amsterdam is 206 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Essen to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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