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from Essen to Brussels

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Travel Information from Essen to Brussels

distanceDistance122 miles (197 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€20) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€30) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Germany or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 122 miles (197 km) to Brussels from Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Eurolines Germany or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Brussels.

Travel Tips

Travel from Essen to Brussels
Travel to Brussels 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 Essen to Brussels.
Is cross-border travel to Brussels, Belgium from Essen, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Essen, Germany to Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels if traveling from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • 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

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Essen to Brussels.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Essen, Germany from Brussels, Belgium?

Return travel to Essen, Germany from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Essen, Germany was last verified on 9/17/21. 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 Essen from Brussels.

How do I get from Essen to Brussels?

There are 2 travel options from Essen to Brussels: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Essen to Brussels?

The cheapest way to travel to Brussels from Essen is by taking a bus with an average price of $25 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

Taking a bus is usually $12 (€10) less than taking a train to Brussels, which costs on average $37 (€30) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Essen to Brussels?

The quickest way to travel between Essen and Brussels is by train, which takes on average 2 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Brussels by bus can take on average 3 h 30 min.

What is the distance between Essen and Brussels?

Brussels is approximately 122 miles (197 km) away from Essen.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Essen to Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Essen to Brussels is:

  • 3 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Essen to Brussels?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Essen to Brussels:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) to Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Essen to Brussels depart from Essen Hbf to Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel companies can take me from Essen to Brussels?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Essen to Brussels:

  • You can travel by bus to Brussels from Essen with Eurolines Germany, and you can find Eurolines Germany Essen to Brussels tickets for $25 (€20) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Essen and Brussels with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Essen to Brussels tickets for $37 (€30) on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Essen to Brussels?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Essen to Brussels often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Essen and Brussels itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Brussels and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Brussels from Essen online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $25 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $37 (€30) one way.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen Hbf
Essen ZOB/Hbf

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