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Travel Information from Rotterdam to Essen

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $33
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€25) • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Essen from Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Essen.

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FAQs

Travel from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Essen from Rotterdam restricted?

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

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

  • 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 8/7/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Essen from Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Essen restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Rotterdam from Essen?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 7/28/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rotterdam from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Rotterdam to Essen: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Essen is by taking a flight with an average price of $12 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A flight is generally $21 (€20) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $33 (€31) from Rotterdam to Essen.

Taking a flight is about $15 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€25) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Essen from Rotterdam is by train, which takes on average 2 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 10 min   of travel time.

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

You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km) between Rotterdam and Essen.

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Essen is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rotterdam and 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 from Rotterdam to Essen:

  • Buses mostly leave from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains from Rotterdam to Essen most often leave from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Essen from Rotterdam by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $33 (€31) with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Essen on Omio.
  • You can go to Essen from Rotterdam by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $27 (€25) with Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Essen on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam and Essen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Essen and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $33 (€31) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $12 (€11) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $27 (€25) one way.

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

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