Ghent to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Essen

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

34

Average

37

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.

Deutsche Bahn
05:23AMGhent4h50 10:13AMEssen
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341One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:23AMGhent4h50 09:13AMEssen
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411One-way

Train schedule from Ghent to Essen

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Fastest train times from Ghent to Essen

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 50 m

Average

4 h 50 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

234 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Ghent for Essen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
05:23AMGhent4h50 10:13AMEssen
0 transfers
341One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:23AMGhent4h50 09:13AMEssen
0 transfers
411One-way

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Overview: Train from Ghent to Essen

distanceDistance144 miles (233 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Ghent to Essen cover the 144 miles (233 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 42 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $51 (€46), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $51 (€46). Travelers depart most frequently from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Ghent to Essen trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn and Thalys train tickets to Essen from Ghent from $51 (€46) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

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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 Ghent to Essen train.

Deutsche Bahn from Ghent to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 21 min
  • Average Price: $51
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Essen from Ghent with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Thalys tickets between Ghent and Essen are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Thalys between Ghent and Essen all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Thalys train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 144 miles (233 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Ghent to Essen routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thalys Ghent to Essen train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Essen with Thalys!

Ghent to Essen train information with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 53 min
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Ghent 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 Ghent to Essen.
FAQs

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

Is international entry into Essen from Ghent restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Entry Requirements:

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

The above information was last checked on 5/18/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Ghent to Essen closer to your date of departure here

Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 Ghent, Belgium?

The government of Belgium 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 5/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Ghent from Essen.

Train tickets from Ghent to Essen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $51 (€46)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Ghent to Essen train price to come in at an average of $51 (€46)  one way.
The distance to Essen from Ghent by train is approximately 144 miles (233 km).
The train time to Essen from Ghent is on average 3 h 42 min  for the 144 miles (233 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Ghent to Essen by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Ghent, you have various train station options to start your route from including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort. When arriving in Essen, you can end your trip in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers book a train from Gent St Pieters   to Essen Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Gent St Pieters, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.

When taking a train from Ghent to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Thalys for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Ghent and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Ghent to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Ghent at 4: 38 AM. The last train leaves from Ghent at 9: 10 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Ghent to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy the Ghent to Essen train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $51 (€46). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Ghent to Essen. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Gent St Pieters is the most popular Ghent 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 Ghent for your trip to Essen.

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