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Overview: Bus from Amsterdam to Essen

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€15)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus or Eurolines France

Buses from Amsterdam to Essen cover the 110 miles (177 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $19 (€15), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $14 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Bus providers: FlixBus from Amsterdam to Essen

FlixBus buses will get you to Essen from Amsterdam from $14 (€12). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.


FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $14

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Amsterdam and Essen:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Bus to Essen from Amsterdam

Take the bus to Essen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Essen.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by bus between Amsterdam and Essen?

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Essen from Amsterdam as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Essen, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Amsterdam from Essen?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Essen?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/13/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Amsterdam from Essen.

How much do cheap bus tickets to Essen from Amsterdam cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Amsterdam to Essen buses for as little as $14 (€12)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a bus from Amsterdam to Essen?

The bus price to Essen from Amsterdam is on average $19 (€15)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

What is the distance between Amsterdam and Essen by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Amsterdam to Essen by bus to be approximately 110 miles (177 km).

How long is the bus from Amsterdam to Essen?

On average the Amsterdam to Essen bus time is 2 h 40 min  covering the 110 miles (177 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure bus station in Amsterdam and arrival bus station in Essen?

Some of the Amsterdam bus stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk), Amsterdam, Centraal and Amsterdam, Amstel. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Essen include Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen Main Train Station and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal   and arriving in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Where do I find the Amsterdam bus station to Essen? Where is the Essen bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 0.6 miles (916 m) from the city center of Amsterdam.

The most popular arrival bus station, Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center of Essen.

What bus providers go from Amsterdam to Essen?

For the best Amsterdam to Essen bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus or Eurolines France. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Amsterdam and Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.

What time is the earliest bus from Amsterdam to Essen? What time is the last bus from Amsterdam to Essen?

The earliest bus for this journey departs from Amsterdam at 6: 35 AM. The last bus leaves from Amsterdam at 6: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Amsterdam to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy the Amsterdam to Essen bus for the best deals on tickets?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets from Amsterdam to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€15) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Amsterdam to Essen a few months in advance.