Brussels to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Cheapest

14

Average

14

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.

SNCB | IC
08:49AMBrussels1h23 10:12AMEssen
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141One-way
SNCB | IC
06:18AMBrussels1h37 07:55AMEssen
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141One-way
SNCB | IC
11:49AMBrussels1h23 01:12PMEssen
0 transfers
141One-way

Train schedule from Brussels to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5
SNCB | IC
06:18AMBrussels1h37 07:55AMEssen
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SNCB | IC
08:49AMBrussels1h23 10:12AMEssen
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SNCB | IC
11:49AMBrussels1h23 01:12PMEssen
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Fastest train times from Brussels to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Fastest Journey

1 h 23 m

Average

1 h 27 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

68 km

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.

SNCB | IC
08:49AMBrussels1h23 10:12AMEssen
0 transfers
141One-way
SNCB | IC
11:49AMBrussels1h23 01:12PMEssen
0 transfers
141One-way
SNCB | IC
06:18AMBrussels1h37 07:55AMEssen
0 transfers
141One-way

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Overview: Train from Brussels to Essen

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$15 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCB, 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.

Train providers: SNCB, Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Brussels to Essen trains

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.

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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:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 29 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

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:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 46 min
    • Thalys frequency: 3 a day

    Travel Tips: Trains from Brussels to Essen

    Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 Brussels to Essen.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Brussels and Essen for the next 7 days starting from $15 (€14)  one way.
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Brussels to Essen train price to come in at an average of $15 (€14)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 42 miles (68 km)  to Essen from Brussels by train.
    On average the Brussels to Essen train travel time is 1 h 23 min  for the 42 miles (68 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    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.

    When taking a train from Brussels to Essen, you can count on SNCB, SNCB | IC, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express or Thalys for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Brussels and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    On average, there are 10 trains a day from Brussels to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the earliest train from Brussels to Essen at 6: 18 AM   or take the last train from Brussels to Essen leaving at 10: 07 PM. Look for the latest Brussels to Essen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Brussels to Essen is on average $15 (€14) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Brussels to Essen available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Brussels
    Essen
    The major railway station for departures from Brussels is Bruxelles-Midi. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bruxelles-Midi for your journey from Brussels to Essen.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +32 25282828
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Bruxelles-Central
    Metro lines: 1, 5
    Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)

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