How to travel from Essen to Ostend

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Travel Information from Essen to Ostend

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $34
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€27) • 4 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (285 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Essen and Ostend. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Ostend.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen to Ostend

Travel Tips: Travel to Ostend 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 Ostend.

Travel from Essen, Germany to Ostend, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Ostend from Essen restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ostend, Belgium from Essen?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Ostend, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 10/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Essen and Ostend closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Essen, Germany from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 10/6/22. 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 Essen from Ostend.

There are 4 ways to get from Essen to Ostend: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Ostend from Essen is by taking a flight with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Ostend:

Taking a flight is usually $31 (€29) less than taking a bus to Ostend, which costs on average $34 (€32) for the same trip.

A flight is $25 (€24) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Essen to Ostend costing on average $28 (€27).

The fastest way to get to Ostend from Essen is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 31 min.

Other travel options to Ostend can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 29 min   of travel time.

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

The Essen to Ostend distance is around 177 miles (285 km).

The average frequency per day from Essen to Ostend is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Essen to Ostend 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 Essen to Ostend:

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

    • You can take a bus from Essen to Ostend with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€32) with Flixbus from Essen to Ostend.
    • You can go to Ostend from Essen by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $28 (€27) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Ostend on Omio.
    Your trip from Essen to Ostend doesn't have to end in Ostend. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp. If you’d like to add Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp to your Essen to Ostend tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Ostend today!

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

    • A bus ticket costs $34 (€32) one way on average for this route.
    • A plane ticket is costing on average $3 (€3) one way for this journey.
    • A train ticket costs $28 (€27) one way on average for this route.

    But we recommend booking Essen to Ostend 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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