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

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Eindhoven 080

$8 - $14

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven

$19 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Eindhoven 72.8 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Essen to Eindhoven is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Eindhoven is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Eindhoven. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Eindhoven. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Eindhoven via Dusseldorf Hbf and Venlo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Essen and Eindhoven is 106 km. The road distance is 116.4 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Eindhoven without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 7€ - 12€.

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The bus from Essen to Eindhoven takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Essen to Eindhoven is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 7€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 16€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Eindhoven.
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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Eindhoven 3 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Essen to Eindhoven via Dusseldorf Hbf and Venlo in around 3 h 13 min.

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 Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.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 Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Essen to Eindhoven train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Eindhoven station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Eindhoven is 116 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Essen to Eindhoven.

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