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There are 3 ways to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  1h 32m

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

$9 - $35

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Night bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the night bus from Venlo, Venlo Station to Essen N116

$3 - $7

1 alternative option

Drive  •  44m

  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 night bus which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Venlo, Venlo Station station and arriving at Essen. This bus operates Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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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 1h 32m.

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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 1h 32m and costs 8€ - 28€.

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It takes approximately 1h 32m 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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Venlo to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Venlo station.

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

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Map of how to get from Venlo to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 32m

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

You can take a train from Venlo to Essen Hbf via Düsseldorf Hbf in around 1h 32m.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
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
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Venlo, Venlo Station to Essen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venlo to Essen Hbf is 65 km. It takes approximately 44m to drive from Venlo to Essen Hbf.

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There are 648+ hotels available in Essen Hbf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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