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from Amsterdam to Essen

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Thu
Oct 21
$52Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$167Eurowings
Fri
Oct 22
$37Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
$462KLM
Sat
Oct 23
$37Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
$462KLM
Sun
Oct 24
$34Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
$371KLM
Mon
Oct 25
$31Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$371KLM
Tue
Oct 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$162KLM
Wed
Oct 27
$31Deutsche Bahn
$32BlaBlaCar Bus
$320KLM
Thu
Oct 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$15Flixbus
$162KLM
Fri
Oct 29
$25Deutsche Bahn
$53BlaBlaCar Bus
$238KLM
Sat
Oct 30
$25Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$238KLM
Mon
Nov 1
$25Deutsche Bahn
$85BlaBlaCar Bus
$209KLM
Tue
Nov 2
$25Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$238KLM
Wed
Nov 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Eurowings

Travel Information from Amsterdam to Essen

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $283
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $283 (€231) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 110 miles (177 km) from Amsterdam to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Amsterdam to Essen.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Amsterdam to Essen?

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen, Germany from Amsterdam?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Amsterdam and Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Essen restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Essen?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 10/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Amsterdam to Essen?

There are 3 ways to get from Amsterdam to Essen: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen?

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

Taking a bus is usually $269 (€219) less than taking a flight to Essen, which costs on average $283 (€231) for the same trip.

A bus is $8 (€7) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Essen costing on average $23 (€19).

What is the quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Essen by bus can take on average 2 h 40 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 15 min   on average.

What is the distance between Amsterdam and Essen?

Essen is approximately 110 miles (177 km) away from Amsterdam.

How many services a day are there between Amsterdam and Essen?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Essen is:

  • 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Amsterdam and Essen as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Amsterdam to Essen, what are the departure and arrival points in Amsterdam and Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Essen:

  • Buses mostly depart from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains mostly depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Amsterdam to Essen?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Essen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Lufthansa can take you to Essen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Amsterdam to Essen for $283 (€231).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Essen tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Essen for $23 (€19).
Is it possible to travel directly between Amsterdam and Essen?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by plane with KLM.

Direct services to Essen tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Amsterdam to Essen?
Omio customers who travel from Amsterdam to Essen often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Essen and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Amsterdam to Essen online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $283 (€231) one way for this route.
  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $23 (€19) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Essen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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