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.

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

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

$50 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Essen 056

$10 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Duisburg Hbf

$53 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Essen Hbf 105.3 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  3 h 23 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

$99 - $305

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 40 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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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Utrecht to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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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 41 min.

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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 $10 - $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
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
$17 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 - $45
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
$10 - $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 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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