There are 5 ways to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice

$44 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Essen 056

$10 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Duisburg Hbf

$56 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Essen Hbf 105.3 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf

$101 - $310

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht to Essen Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Essen Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Essen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Utrecht to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Utrecht to Essen Hbf?

The distance between Utrecht and Essen Hbf is 148 km. The road distance is 169 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf?

The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf is to bus which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf?

The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs 20€ - 30€.

Is there a direct train between Utrecht and Essen Hbf?

No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Essen Hbf via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

Is there a direct bus between Utrecht and Essen Hbf?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Essen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf?

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf, including transfers.