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.
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2 h 52 m
5 h 9 m
Trains per day
Of the 8 trains that leave Rotterdam for Essen every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||$22 (€21)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Rotterdam to Essen cover the 113 miles (182 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $22 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can travel by train between Rotterdam and Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $21 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Rotterdam to Essen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Rotterdam as this information can change.
Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Fully open.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 7/28/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from Essen.
There are a few train stations in Rotterdam to start your route from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. In Essen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Rotterdam Centraal, located approximately 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city center of Rotterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city center.
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