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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1 h 23 m
1 h 27 m
Trains per day
Of the 3 trains that leave Brussels for Essen every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||42 miles (68 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 23 min|
|Average train ticket price||$15 (€14)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCB, SNCB | IC, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express or Thalys|
Trains from Brussels to Essen cover the 42 miles (68 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 23 min with our travel partners like SNCB, SNCB | IC, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express or Thalys. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $15 (€14), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $15 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Essen.
Buy your official SNCB, Deutsche Bahn and Thalys train tickets between Brussels and Essen from $15 (€14) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train 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 train from Brussels to Essen. DB uses different types of trains 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 trains.
Train information from Brussels to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:
SNCB is Belgium's main train company and offers First class or Second class tickets for your train to Essen from Brussels.
Enjoy a smooth and easy route to Essen from Brussels with SNCB! As an official travel partner of SNCB, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from SNCB, compare the best routes to Essen from Brussels as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable SNCB Brussels to Essen train ticket available today. If you search for SNCB tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Essen from Brussels on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 42 miles (68 km) trip between Brussels and Essen with ease and comfort on a train with SNCB.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Brussels and Essen with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Are you making plans to travel between Brussels and Essen? Why not take a train with Thalys? Omio can show you current Thalys train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Brussels to Essen trains all in one place. On the Thalys train, you can expect to travel 42 miles (68 km) between Brussels and Essen. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Essen from Brussels, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thalys train to Essen from Brussels, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!
Thalys from Brussels to Essen train information:
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Essen.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and travel around 2 miles (3.2 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen and need to travel approximately 0.1 miles (184 m) from the train station to the city center in Essen.
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