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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Essen

distanceDistance32 miles (51 km)
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Trains from Rotterdam to Essen cover the 32 miles (51 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Rotterdam to Essen?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Belgium by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Netherlands?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Rotterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Rotterdam to Essen before traveling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Netherlands from Essen, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Essen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Rotterdam from Essen 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 Netherlands from Essen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

Last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance to Essen from Rotterdam by train?

The train distance from Rotterdam to Essen is around 32 miles (51 km).

When traveling by train from Rotterdam to Essen, which train station in Rotterdam do I depart from and which train station in Essen do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal   and arrive in Essen.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Essen most often arrive at Essen and need to travel around 0.1 miles (184 m) from this train station to the city center.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Essen
The major railway station for departures from Rotterdam is Rotterdam Centraal. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Rotterdam Centraal for your journey to Essen from Rotterdam.
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Phone Number
+31 302357822
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar

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