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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5 h 34 m
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Of the 2 buses that leave Ghent for Essen 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||6 h 34 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$26 (€23)|
|Bus providers||Deutsche Bahn or Flixbus|
Buses from Ghent to Essen cover the 144 miles (233 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 34 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $26 (€23), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $26 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
Find the best buses to Essen from Ghent with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus from $26 (€23). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
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 to Essen from Ghent. 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.
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.
Travel between Ghent, Belgium and Essen, Germany by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 5/20/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Essen from Ghent before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Ghent, Belgium from Essen is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Ghent from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking the bus between Ghent and Essen, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Ghent and Gent, Ghent. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite and Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Gent St Pieters and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (668 m) from the bus station to the city center in Essen.
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