There are 7 ways to get from Essen to Bruges by train, bus, 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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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges Ic / ...

$80 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Bruges 080

$19 - $35

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Train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Welkenraedt to Bruges Ic

$74 - $106

Bus, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Duisburg to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Bruges Ic / ...

$35 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Bruges 179.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Brussels (BRU) DUS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruges

$89 - $278

Train to Frankfurt, fly, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruges

$111 - $381

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Bruges is to bus which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Bruges is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Essen and Bruges is 265 km. The road distance is 286.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Essen to Bruges, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Bruges. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Bruges via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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

You can take a train from Essen to Bruges via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $110
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-Midi to Bruges
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Welkenraedt to Bruges
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$24 - $26
1st Class
$34 - $37
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $41
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 Bruges
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Duisburg to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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