How to travel from Ghent to Essen

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Travel Information from Ghent to Essen

distanceDistance144 miles (233 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€22) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $52 (€48) • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 144 miles (233 km) from Ghent to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Ghent to Essen.

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Travel from Ghent, Belgium to Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Essen from Ghent restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen, Germany from Ghent?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Essen, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Ghent to Essen closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Ghent, Belgium from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Ghent, Belgium from Essen, Germany?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. 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 Ghent from Essen here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Ghent is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€22).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A bus is generally $14 (€13) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $38 (€35) from Ghent to Essen.

A bus is $28 (€26) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Ghent to Essen costing on average $52 (€48).

The fastest way to get to Essen from Ghent is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 27 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Essen by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

Essen is approximately 144 miles (233 km) away from Ghent.

The average frequency per day from Ghent to Essen is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 2 trains per day.

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Ghent to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can travel by bus from Ghent to Essen with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Ghent to Essen tickets for $24 (€22) on Omio.
  • You can go to Essen from Ghent by train with Thalys. You'll see cheap train tickets for $52 (€48) with Thalys from Ghent to Essen on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Ghent to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

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 journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Ghent 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 Ghent and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $38 (€35) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $52 (€48) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Ghent to Essen 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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