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Trains from Brussels to Essen
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.
How much does a cheap train from Brussels to Essen cost?
Train tickets between Brussels and Essen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $16 (€14)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Brussels to Essen?
The train price from Brussels to Essen is on average $16 (€14)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Brussels to Essen by train?
The distance from Brussels to Essen by train is approximately 42 miles (68 km).
What is the Brussels to Essen train travel time?
The train time to Essen from Brussels is on average 1 h 23 min  for the 42 miles (68 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Brussels and Essen by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Brussels goes to Essen? What train station do I come into Essen from Brussels?

Omio customers book a train from Bruxelles-Midi   to Essen   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Brussels? Where is the train station in Essen?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 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.

What train companies offer a service between Brussels and Essen?
For the route from Brussels to Essen you can take a train with SNCB | IC. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Brussels and Essen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there to Essen from Brussels?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Brussels to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Brussels to Essen?
You can take the earliest train from Brussels to Essen at 7: 44 AM   or take the last train from Brussels to Essen leaving at 8: 19 AM. Look for the latest Brussels to Essen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
When should I buy the Brussels to Essen train for the best deals on tickets?
If you book the Brussels to Essen train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $16 (€14). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Brussels to Essen. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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
Phone Number
+32 25282828
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)