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.
This is the last bus of the day.
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7 h 45 m
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Of the 2 buses that leave Essen for Ghent every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||144 miles (233 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$24 (€21)|
|Bus companies||Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn|
Buses from Essen to Ghent cover the 144 miles (233 km) long route taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $24 (€21), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $23 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Ghent.
Find the best buses from Essen to Ghent with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn from $23 (€21). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of bus services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of buses includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Essen to Ghent bus.
Travel by bus between Essen, Germany and Ghent, Belgium is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Essen to Ghent closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Ghent to Essen is: Fully open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 6/28/22. 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 Essen from Ghent here.
There are a few bus stations in Essen to start your trip from including Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite and Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof). In Ghent you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Ghent and Gent, Ghent.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Ghent.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Essen Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Ghent, located 0.4 miles (686 m) away from the city center.
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