Brussels to Essen bus

Cheap bus tickets from Brussels to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 20

Cheapest

26

Average

33

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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02:10PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h35 07:45PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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03:15AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h30 08:45AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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391One-way

Bus schedule from Brussels to Essen

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03:15AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h30 08:45AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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02:10PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h35 07:45PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
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Bus times from Brussels to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 20

Fastest Journey

5 h 30 m

Average

5 h 32 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

198 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Brussels for Essen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

03:15AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h30 08:45AMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
0 transfers
391One-way
02:10PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h35 07:45PMEssen, Hbf Freiheit
0 transfers
261One-way

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Overview: Bus from Brussels to Essen

distanceDistance122 miles (197 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€24)
frequencyBus frequency5 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 3 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesEurolines France, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Germany or Deutsche Bahn

Buses from Brussels to Essen cover the 122 miles (197 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Germany or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $26 (€24), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $20 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).

Bus providers: FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Essen

For as little as $20 (€19) you can travel by bus to Essen from Brussels with FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

FlixBus
Deutsche Bahn
BlaBlaCar Bus

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.

Bus information from Brussels to Essen with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 23 min
  • Average Price: $20
  • FlixBus frequency: 3 a day

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your bus between Brussels and Essen. DB uses different types of buses such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain buses.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

    • Average Price: $20

    Travel Tips: Bus to Essen from Brussels

    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 Brussels to Essen.
    FAQs

    Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Essen, Germany by bus is: Fully open.

    Can I enter Germany from Belgium?

    International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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 8/8/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from Brussels to Essen as this information can change.

    The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Essen to Brussels is: Fully open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Belgium from Germany?

    Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

    Last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Brussels from Essen here.

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Brussels to Essen buses for as little as $20 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Brussels to Essen bus to cost on average $26 (€24)  one way.
    The Brussels to Essen bus distance is approximately 122 miles (197 km).
    On average the Brussels to Essen bus time is 3 h 30 min  covering the 122 miles (197 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a bus from Brussels, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels-Noord and Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès). When you arrive in Essen, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite and Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Bruxelles-Midi   to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).

    The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Brussels.

    The most popular arrival bus station, Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), is located 0.4 miles (668 m) away from the city center of Essen.

    When taking a bus from Brussels to Essen, you can count on Eurolines France, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Germany or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Brussels and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Yes, there are 3 direct buses per day from Brussels to Essen, and you can find a direct bus for this trip with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there are 5 buses a day from Brussels to Essen. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first Brussels to Essen bus departs at 6: 45 AM   and the last bus from Brussels to Essen leaves at 11: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Brussels to Essen on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    You can find buses from Brussels to Essen to cost on average $26 (€24) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Brussels to Essen bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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