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

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Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf Sneltrein RE13
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice / ...

$21 - $41

3 alternative options

Train Bahn DE  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf Sneltrein RE13
  2. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Essen Hbf Re6

$25 - $30

Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Venlo, Venlo Station to Düsseldorf 268
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Essen - Hauptbahnhof

$38 - $55

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Venlo to Essen Hbf 40.9 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venlo station to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Venlo, Venlo Station and arriving at Essen - Hauptbahnhof via Düsseldorf ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Venlo to Essen Hbf. However, there are services departing from Venlo and arriving at Essen Hbf via Düsseldorf Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Venlo and Essen Hbf is 59 km. The road distance is 65.4 km.

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The best way to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs 17€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf, including transfers.

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Venlo to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venlo, Venlo Station.

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Map of how to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Venlo to Essen Hbf via Dusseldorf Hbf and Düsseldorf Hbf in around 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venlo to Essen Hbf via Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf ZOB in around 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.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 - $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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Venlo, Venlo Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de

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