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Cheap train tickets from Essen to Bruges

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

$38

Average

$50

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.

The average ticket from Essen to Bruges will cost around $ 50 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

Deutsche Bahn
03:29AMEssen5h32 09:01AMBruges
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$381One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:29AMEssen5h32 08:01AMBruges
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$381One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:25AMEssen4h25 10:50AMBruges
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$511One-way
Thalys
01:49PMEssen4h12 06:01PMBruges
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$741One-way

Train schedule from Essen to Bruges

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Deutsche Bahn
02:29AMEssen5h32 08:01AMBruges
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Deutsche Bahn
03:29AMEssen5h32 09:01AMBruges
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Deutsche Bahn
06:25AMEssen4h25 10:50AMBruges
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Thalys
01:49PMEssen4h12 06:01PMBruges
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Fri
May 20
$38Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$43Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$38Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$38Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$56Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$38Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
Thu
May 26
$30Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus

Fastest train times from Essen to Bruges

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 12 m

Average

4 h 55 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

265 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Essen for Bruges every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 265 km distance in an average of 4 h 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 12 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Thalys
01:49PMEssen4h12 06:01PMBruges
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$741One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:25AMEssen4h25 10:50AMBruges
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$511One-way
Deutsche Bahn
03:29AMEssen5h32 09:01AMBruges
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$381One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:29AMEssen5h32 08:01AMBruges
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$381One-way

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Overview: Train from Essen to Bruges

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Essen to Bruges cover the 164 miles (264 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 28 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $35 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $35 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Brugge.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Essen to Bruges trains

For as little as $35 (€31) you can travel by train between Essen and Bruges with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn
Thalys

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Essen to Bruges train.

    These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Essen and Bruges:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Travel Tips: Trains from Essen to Bruges

    Travel by train to Bruges 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 Essen to Bruges.
    FAQs

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Bruges from Essen?

    Travel between Essen, Germany and Bruges, Belgium by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Bruges, Belgium?

    All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Essen and Bruges as this information can change.

    What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Bruges, Belgium?

    Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Essen from Bruges?

    Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bruges?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

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

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 5/18/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Essen from Bruges.

    How much do cheap trains to Bruges from Essen cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Essen to Bruges for as low as $35 (€31)  for the next 7 days.

    How much does it cost to take a train to Bruges from Essen?

    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $35 (€31)  for a train ticket to Bruges from Essen.

    What is the distance from Essen to Bruges by train?

    The train distance from Essen to Bruges is around 164 miles (264 km).

    How long is a train between Essen and Bruges on average?

    While the time it takes to travel 164 miles (264 km) from Essen to Bruges can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Essen to Bruges train journey time is on average 5 h 28 min.

    What train station in Essen goes to Bruges? What train station do I come into Bruges from Essen?

    Some of the Essen train stations to Bruges you can start your journey from include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bruges include Brugge and Brugge-St. -Pieters.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arriving in Brugge.

    Where is the departure train station in Essen located? Where is the arrival train station in Bruges located?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Essen Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Bruges most often arrive at Brugge and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

    What train providers offer a service to Bruges from Essen?

    Take the Essen to Bruges train with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Bruges from Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many train services are there to Bruges from Essen a day?

    On average, there are 3 trains a day from Essen to Bruges. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When is the earliest train from Essen to Bruges? When is the last train from Essen to Bruges?

    The first Essen to Bruges train departs at 5: 39 AM   and the last train from Essen to Bruges leaves at 6: 45 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Essen to Bruges on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How early should I book Essen to Bruges train tickets to get the best deals?

    You can find trains from Essen to Bruges to cost on average $35 (€31) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Essen to Bruges train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Essen
    Bruges
    Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Essen for your trip to Bruges.