How to travel from Amsterdam to Essen

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from Amsterdam to Essen

You can get from Amsterdam to Essen by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Essen on Jul 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Essen from Amsterdam

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $277 (€248) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 110 miles (177 km) between Amsterdam and Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Amsterdam to Essen.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Essen from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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 6/29/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Amsterdam to Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 6/27/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Essen.

You can travel to Essen from Amsterdam 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Amsterdam is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

Taking a ferry is about $22 (€20) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $22 (€20) for this journey.

Taking a ferry is usually $277 (€248) less than taking a flight to Essen, which costs on average $277 (€248) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $54 (€48) less than taking a train, which costs on average $54 (€48) for this trip.

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Essen by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 2 h 17 min.

The distance is approximately 110 miles (177 km) from Amsterdam to Essen.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Essen is:

  • Around 11 buses per day.
  • 6 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains mostly depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Essen by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Essen for $22 (€20) on Omio.
  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Essen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Amsterdam to Essen tickets on Omio for $277 (€248).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Amsterdam to Essen tickets on Omio for $54 (€48).

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

  • You'll find 4 direct buses a day to Essen with Flixbus.
  • You'll find 6 direct trains a day to Essen with.

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.

Looking to extend your trip from Amsterdam to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Amsterdam to Essen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Paris from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $22 (€20) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $277 (€248) one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $54 (€48) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Essen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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