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

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf ICE International

$49 - $72

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Essen 056

$9 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Duisburg Hbf

$52 - $74

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Essen Hbf 105.3 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  3 h 51 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 Hbf to Essen Hbf

$88 - $313

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

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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 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Essen Hbf is 148 km. The road distance is 168.5 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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

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Utrecht to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 92.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Utrecht to Essen Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Essen Hbf once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $17 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
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 Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
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 Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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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
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.

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Contact Details
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
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 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Utrecht to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Essen Hbf is 169 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Utrecht to Essen Hbf.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Utrecht to Essen Hbf bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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