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$34Deutsche Bahn
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Bus Information from Essen to Brussels

distanceDistance122 miles (197 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$18 (€15)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Germany or Eurolines France

Buses from Essen to Brussels cover the 122 miles (197 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Germany or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $16 (€13), but the average price of bus tickets is $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

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FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn buses from Essen to Brussels

You can travel by bus from Essen to Brussels with FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn for as low as $16 (€13). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from Essen to Brussels.

FlixBus is one of the best options when traveling by bus between Essen and Brussels. Omio quickly shows you current FlixBus bus schedules for the Essen - Brussels journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy bus tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Essen and Brussels is around 122 miles (197 km) and the cheapest FlixBus one-way ticket you can book starts at $16 (€13). As you check the latest Essen to Brussels bus schedule from FlixBus for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Brussels safely. If you search for FlixBus tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect FlixBus ticket from Essen to Brussels so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus from Essen to Brussels:

  • 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

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Buses from Essen to Brussels
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between Essen, Germany and Brussels, Belgium allowed?

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

Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Essen and Brussels as this information can change.

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

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 9/22/21. 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 Essen from Brussels here.

How much do cheap buses between Essen and Brussels cost?
Bus tickets between Essen and Brussels for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $16 (€13)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus to Brussels from Essen?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Essen to Brussels bus price to come in at an average of $18 (€15)  one way.
How many miles is it from Essen to Brussels by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Essen and Brussels by bus to be approximately 122 miles (197 km).
How long is the bus between Essen and Brussels?
While the time it takes to travel 122 miles (197 km) to Brussels from Essen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Essen to Brussels bus journey time is on average 3 h 30 min.
What is the departure bus station in Essen and arrival bus station in Brussels?

There are a few bus stations in Essen to start your route from including Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite. In Brussels you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès) and Brussels, Gare Du Midi.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Where is the departure bus station in Essen located? Where is the arrival bus station in Brussels located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Essen Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Essen. The most popular arrival bus station in Brussels, called Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Essen to Brussels?
When taking a bus from Essen to Brussels, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Germany or Eurolines France for the best way to get you to Brussels. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Brussels from Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When can I take the first bus from Essen to Brussels? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the earliest bus from Essen to Brussels at 7: 55 AM   or take the last bus from Essen to Brussels leaving at 7: 35 PM. Look for the latest Essen to Brussels bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Essen to Brussels to get the best deals?
If you purchase the Essen to Brussels bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $18 (€15). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Essen to Brussels. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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