You can get from Brussels to Essen by train, bus or flight.
To get from Brussels to Essen on Oct 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||122 miles (197 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$39 - $63|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $39 (€37) • 3 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $63 (€61) • 2 h 40 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 122 miles (197 km) from Brussels to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Brussels to Essen.
Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Essen, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 10/2/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of reentry into Belgium:
You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 9/12/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Brussels from Essen closer to your date of departure here.
There are 4 ways to travel from Brussels to Essen including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $39 (€37) compared to other travel options to Essen:
Taking a bus is usually $25 (€24) less than taking a train to Essen, which costs on average $63 (€61) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Brussels to Essen is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 40 min.
There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 30 min.
The distance from Brussels to Essen is approximately 122 miles (197 km).
The average frequency per day from Brussels to Essen is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Essen from Brussels 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 Brussels to Essen:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Essen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Essen with the following travel companies:
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 route.
When planning your trip from Brussels to Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Essen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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