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Bus Information to Essen from Brussels

distanceDistance122 miles (197 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€13)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn or Eurolines France

Buses from Brussels to Essen cover the 122 miles (197 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $16 (€13), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

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Bus between Brussels and Essen with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $12 (€10) you can travel by bus between Brussels and Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Official Deutsche Bahn tickets between Brussels and Essen are available on Omio! Germany's largest rail company offers high-quality services between Brussels and Essen to cover the 122 miles (197 km) route, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB buses from Brussels to Essen on offer. Simply choose the best times and tickets (including Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares) available for you to make the journey from Brussels to Essen with DB. You can also find Deutsche Bahn’s discount cards, such as the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, and use these to purchase DB tickets on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn offers a wide range of bus types with different levels of comfort, amenities on offer and time needed to travel. You'll be sure to find the perfect bus type to suit your needs, such as: InterCity Express (ICE) for high-speed buses, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) for express domestic and international buses, and more local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) buses.

Travel Tips

Buses from Brussels to Essen
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
Am I allowed to travel by bus from Brussels, Belgium to Essen, Germany?

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

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Belgium?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from Brussels to Essen before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Essen, Germany to Brussels, Belgium?

Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • 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

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

Last checked on 9/22/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Brussels from Essen.

How much does a cheap bus to Essen from Brussels cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Brussels and Essen for as low as $12 (€10)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Essen from Brussels on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Brussels to Essen bus price to come in at an average of $16 (€13)  one way.
What is the distance to Essen from Brussels by bus?
You should expect to travel around 122 miles (197 km)  from Brussels to Essen by bus.
How long is the bus from Brussels to Essen?
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.
Which bus station from Brussels to Essen do I depart from? Which Essen bus station from Brussels do I arrive in?

When departing from Brussels, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès) and Brussels, Gare Du Midi. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in bus stations like Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite.

Omio customers book a bus from Bruxelles-Midi   to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof)   most frequently for this route.

Where is the bus station in Brussels? Where is the bus station in Essen?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Brussels.

The most popular arrival bus station, Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), is located 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from the city center of Essen.

What bus providers go from Brussels to Essen?
For the route from Brussels to Essen you can take a bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn or Eurolines France. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services from Brussels to Essen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from Brussels to Essen?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Brussels to Essen with Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
When does the first bus depart from Brussels to Essen? When does the last bus depart from Brussels to Essen?
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.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets to Essen from Brussels for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this route and save money. If you buy bus tickets from Brussels to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $16 (€13) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Brussels to Essen a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Essen
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
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