There are 5 ways to get from The Hague to Essen Hbf by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice

29€ - 130€

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Essen N116

14€ - 18€

3 alternative options

Bus via Duisburg Hbf  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Duisburg Hbf

39€ - 117€

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from The Hague to Essen Hbf 226.1 km

30€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hauptbahnhof

78€ - 291€

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The cheapest way to get from The Hague to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from The Hague to Essen Hbf is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from The Hague and arriving at Essen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from The Hague to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Den Haag Centraal and arriving at Essen Hauptbahnhof via Utrecht Centraal and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between The Hague and Essen Hbf is 199 km. The road distance is 226.1 km.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs 28€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from The Hague to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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The Hague to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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The Hague to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Den Haag Centraal station.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs 28€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 4h 45m.

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  • Distance: 198.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

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

You can take a train from The Hague to Essen Hbf via Utrecht Centraal and Duisburg Hbf in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from The Hague to Essen Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Den Haag Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 The Hague to Essen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from The Hague to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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The Hague to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between The Hague to Essen Hbf is 226 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from The Hague to Essen Hbf.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your The Hague to Essen Hbf train tickets online with RailEurope and RailEurope.

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Book your The Hague to Essen Hbf bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 808+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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