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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  3 h 19 min

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

$13 - $60

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Central Ic

$76 - $126

Bus Ouibus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Duisburg to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Antwerp Ouibus

$26 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Antwerp 123.3 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal

$130 - $337

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

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The bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen takes 3 h 19 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen - Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Antwerpen. Services depart once daily, 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 Anvers-Central via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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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 once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Essen to Antwerp via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brusel Nord, and Bruxelles-Nord in around 4 h 33 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 Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$27 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $60
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
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
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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Duisburg to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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