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There are 3 ways to get from Essen to Antwerp by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen N80

$13 - $60

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Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...

$103 - $146

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Antwerp 123.3 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Essen to Antwerp is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Antwerp is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen - Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Antwerpen. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Essen and Antwerp is 183 km. The road distance is 197.3 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Antwerp without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs 11€ - 55€.

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The bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen takes 3 h 19 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Essen to Antwerp bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Essen - Hauptbahnhof station.

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Essen to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Antwerp is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs 11€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 54 min.

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  • Distance: 114.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Essen, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium?

Eurolines DE operates a bus from Essen to Antwerp 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Essen to Antwerp via Brussels - Midi and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 3 h 54 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Antwerp
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Essen to Antwerp bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Antwerpen station.

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Essen to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Antwerp is 197 km. It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to drive from Essen to Antwerp.

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