Rotterdam to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

Cheapest

19

Average

43

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
06:50PMRotterdam5h17 12:07AMEssen
0 transfers
191One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:35PMRotterdam9h23 04:58AMEssen
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191One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:38PMRotterdam9h20 04:58AMEssen
0 transfers
201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
01:14PMRotterdam3h07 04:21PMEssen
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221One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:52AMRotterdam3h41 01:33PMEssen
0 transfers
371One-way

Train schedule from Rotterdam to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, August 21
Deutsche Bahn
05:35AMRotterdam2h52 08:27AMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:52AMRotterdam3h41 01:33PMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
01:14PMRotterdam3h07 04:21PMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
02:39PMRotterdam3h42 06:21PMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
04:20PMRotterdam3h56 08:16PMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
06:50PMRotterdam5h17 12:07AMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
07:35PMRotterdam9h23 04:58AMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
07:38PMRotterdam9h20 04:58AMEssen
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Fastest train times from Rotterdam to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

Fastest Journey

2 h 52 m

Average

5 h 9 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

182 km

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.

Deutsche Bahn
05:35AMRotterdam2h52 08:27AMEssen
0 transfers
1121One-way
Deutsche Bahn
01:14PMRotterdam3h07 04:21PMEssen
0 transfers
221One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:52AMRotterdam3h41 01:33PMEssen
0 transfers
371One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:39PMRotterdam3h42 06:21PMEssen
0 transfers
431One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:20PMRotterdam3h56 08:16PMEssen
0 transfers
701One-way

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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Essen

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Essen trains

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

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.

  • Average Price: $26

Travel Tips: Trains from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Essen.
FAQs

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

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

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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:

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

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.

Train tickets to Essen from Rotterdam for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $21 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Rotterdam to Essen train price to come in at an average of $22 (€21)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km)  to Essen from Rotterdam by train.
On average the Rotterdam to Essen train time is 3 h 4 min  covering the 113 miles (182 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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.

Take the Rotterdam to Essen train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between Rotterdam and Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Rotterdam to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Rotterdam to Essen leaves at 5: 14 AM. The last train departing from Rotterdam to Essen leaves at 10: 05 PM. You can find the latest Rotterdam to Essen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains from Rotterdam to Essen to cost on average $22 (€21) 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 Rotterdam to Essen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Essen
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your trip to Essen.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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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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