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from Essen to Leiden

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Travel Information between Essen and Leiden

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $157
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $157 (€131) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 117 miles (189 km) by flight, bus or train between Essen and Leiden. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are KLM, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Leiden.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Leiden, Netherlands from Essen, Germany?

Travel between Essen, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry 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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 1/20/22. 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 between Essen and Leiden.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Essen, Germany from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Essen, Germany from Leiden, Netherlands?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Essen from Leiden?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Which rules do I need to follow in Essen, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Essen from Leiden here.

How do I reach Leiden from Essen?

You can travel between Essen and Leiden 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Essen to Leiden the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Leiden is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Leiden:

Taking a bus is about $143 (€119) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $157 (€131) for this route.

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

What is the quickest way from Essen to Leiden?

The quickest way to travel from Essen to Leiden is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Leiden by bus can take on average 2 h 55 min.

In comparison, getting to Leiden by train can take on average 3 h 16 min.

How far is it from Essen to Leiden?

The distance from Essen to Leiden is approximately 117 miles (189 km).

How many services a day are there to Leiden from Essen?

The average frequency per day from Essen to Leiden is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Essen? Where do I arrive in Leiden?

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

  • Trains mostly depart from Essen Hbf and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

Which travel operators can get me to Leiden from Essen?

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

  • Travel with KLM to go to Leiden by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM Essen to Leiden tickets on Omio for $157 (€131).
  • Flixbus can take you to Leiden by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Essen to Leiden for $14 (€12).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Leiden by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Leiden for $23 (€19).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Essen to Leiden?

Omio customers who travel from Essen to Leiden often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Brussels or The Hague. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leiden and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I purchase a ticket from Essen to Leiden online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $157 (€131) one way.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $14 (€12) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $23 (€19) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Essen to Leiden 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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