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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.
This is the last train of the day.
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4 h 12 m
4 h 55 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||164 miles (264 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 28 min|
|Average train ticket price||$35 (€31)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
Travel between Essen, Germany and Bruges, Belgium by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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