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Bus Information to Essen from Rotterdam

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
priceAverage bus ticket price$22 (€17)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Buses from Rotterdam to Essen cover the 113 miles (182 km) long trip with our travel partners like Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn. 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 $22 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).

Bus companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Rotterdam and Essen

Travel from Rotterdam to Essen from $16 (€13) with Omio’s bus partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Official Deutsche Bahn tickets between Rotterdam and Essen are available on Omio! Germany's largest rail company offers high-quality services from Rotterdam to Essen to cover the 113 miles (182 km) journey, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB buses from Rotterdam 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 between Rotterdam and 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Essen.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus from Rotterdam to Essen?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 9/15/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Essen from Rotterdam before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Netherlands from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return bus to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Essen is: Fully open.

Is my return bus into Rotterdam from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/14/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Rotterdam from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap buses to Essen from Rotterdam cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Essen from Rotterdam for the next 7 days starting from $16 (€13)  one way.
What is the cost of a bus between Rotterdam and Essen?
The bus price between Rotterdam and Essen is on average $22 (€17)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Rotterdam to Essen by bus?
The Rotterdam to Essen bus distance is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
Which bus station from Rotterdam to Essen do I depart from? Which Essen bus station from Rotterdam do I arrive in?

When departing from Rotterdam, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, Centraal Station and Rotterdam, Westerstraat. When arriving in Essen, you can end your trip in bus stations like Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), Essen, Hauptbahnhof Freiheit and Essen, Hauptbahnhof Südseite.

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

Where do I find the Rotterdam bus station to Essen? Where is the Essen bus station?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Rotterdam Centraal, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Rotterdam. The most popular arrival bus station in Essen, called Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof), is located around 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from its city center.

Which bus providers can take me between Rotterdam and Essen?
For the best Rotterdam to Essen bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Rotterdam and Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
When can I take the first bus from Rotterdam to Essen? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the first bus from Rotterdam to Essen at 10: 20 PM. The last bus from Rotterdam to Essen that you can take departs at 10: 20 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Rotterdam to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets to Essen from Rotterdam for the best deals?
You can find buses between Rotterdam and Essen to cost on average $22 (€17) 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 Rotterdam to Essen bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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