How to travel from Bruges to Essen

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Travel Information from Bruges to Essen

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€28) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $54 (€50) • 4 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 164 miles (264 km) between Bruges and Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 14 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bruges to Essen.

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Travel between Bruges, Belgium and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Belgium enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from Bruges?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 8/7/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Bruges to Essen.

The restriction level for your return to Bruges, Belgium from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Bruges from Essen restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Bruges, Belgium?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 7/28/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Bruges from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Bruges to Essen. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Bruges is by taking a bus, which costs on average $30 (€28).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A bus is $13 (€12) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Bruges to Essen costing on average $43 (€40).

A bus is $23 (€22) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bruges to Essen costing on average $54 (€50).

The quickest way to travel to Essen from Bruges is by train, which takes on average 4 h 14 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The Bruges to Essen distance is around 164 miles (264 km).

The average frequency per day from Bruges to Essen is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Bruges and 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 when traveling from Bruges to Essen:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers board their train from Brugge and arrive in Essen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bruges 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 Bruges to Essen for $30 (€28) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Essen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Bruges to Essen tickets on Omio for $54 (€50).
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bruges to Essen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bruges and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Bruges 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 $30 (€28) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $43 (€40) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $54 (€50) one way.

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

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