There are 4 ways to get from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf by train, bus or car

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Train Abellio NRW  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Stoptrein RE19 / ...

$45 - $69

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Line 300 bus, bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 300 bus from Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat to Arnhem, Centraal Station 300 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Arnhem to Essen 056

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  3 h 7 min

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

$10 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf 74 miles

$18 - $26

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No, there is no direct bus from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat and arriving at Essen via Arnhem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen and arriving at Essen Hbf via Arnhem Centraal and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Nijmegen and Essen Hbf is 91 km. The road distance is 118.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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Nijmegen to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by Breng, depart from Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat station.

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Nijmegen to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Abellio NRW, depart from Arnhem Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 300 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min.

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

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Nijmegen to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Abellio NRW, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 57 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

What companies run services between Nijmegen, Netherlands and Essen Hbf, Germany?

Abellio NRW operates a train from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 31 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf via Arnhem, Centraal Station and Arnhem in around 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
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 Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Venlo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Breng
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
breng.nl
Bus from Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat to Arnhem, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
breng.nl
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 Arnhem to Essen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Nijmegen to Essen Hbf is 118 km. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Nijmegen to Essen Hbf.

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