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There are 12 ways to get from London to Essen Hbf by train, car, car train, bus, car ferry 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  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf

$153 - $314

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Essen 081

$25 - $41

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Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf

$315 - $422

Train, bus  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Duisburg Hbf

$142 - $352

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Essen Hbf

$91 - $140

Fly London City to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$79 - $328

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$87 - $280

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LHR - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf

$125 - $300

Fly London Stansted to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf

$82 - $228

Fly London Stansted to Dortmund, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dortmund (DTM) STN - DTM
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf

$64 - $257

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf

$120 - $385

Train to London Luton, fly to Dortmund  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dortmund (DTM) LTN - DTM

$59 - $202

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Essen Hbf is to fly and train which costs £60 - £260 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Essen via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Essen Hbf via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between London and Essen Hbf is 309 miles.

The best way to get from London to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 5h 41m and costs £110 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from London to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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London to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 5h 41m and costs £110 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 11h 40m.

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Map of how to get from London to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 309 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between London, England and Essen Hbf, Germany?

You can take a train from London to Essen Hbf via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussels - Midi in around 5h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Essen Hbf via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 11h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Flights from London Stansted to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
bahn.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 Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Essen
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Essen Hbf is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 12:54 PM in London and 1:54 PM in Essen Hbf.

London to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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British Airways, Flybe and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 648+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs £3 - £4.

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