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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Essen central train station to Roermond 023

€8 - €11

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Viersen Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Viersen to Venlo Re

€16 - €34

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Roermond 91.8 km

€11 - €17

Essen to Roermond by bus

The bus journey time between Essen and Roermond is around 2h 18m and covers a distance of around 119 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 10m. Operated by FlixBus, the Essen to Roermond bus service departs from Essen central train station and arrives in Roermond. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 18m
Fastest bus time:
2h 10m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:35
Last bus departs at:
15:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Essen to Roermond bus schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Roermond is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Roermond is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Roermond is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Essen to Roermond is to bus which costs €8 - €11 and takes 2h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Roermond is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen central train station station and arriving at Roermond. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Roermond. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Roermond via Viersen and Venlo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Essen and Roermond is 77 km. The road distance is 91.8 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Roermond without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs €8 - €11.

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The bus from Essen central train station to Roermond takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Essen to Roermond bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Essen central train station.

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

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The best way to get from Essen to Roermond is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs €8 - €11. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €15 - €35 and takes 2h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Roermond.
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  • Distance: 77 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Essen central train station to Roermond once daily. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Essen to Roermond via Viersen and Venlo in around 2h 38m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Viersen
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Viersen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Viersen to Venlo
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Eurobahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen central train station to Roermond
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Essen to Roermond train services, operated by Eurobahn, arrive at Venlo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Roermond is 92 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Essen to Roermond.

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