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Overview: Train from Brussels to Essen

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 23 min
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCB | IC

Trains from Brussels to Essen cover the 42 miles (68 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 23 min with our travel partners like SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Essen.

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Trains from Brussels to Essen
Travel by train to Essen 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 Brussels to Essen.
What is the distance to Essen from Brussels via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Essen from Brussels via train to be approximately 42 miles (68 km).
How long is the train journey from Brussels to Essen?
On average the train from Brussels to Essen duration is 1 h 23 min  for the 42 miles (68 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Brussels to Essen, which train station in Brussels do I depart from and which train station in Essen do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Bruxelles-Midi   to Essen   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Brussels? Where is the train station in Essen?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Brussels.

The most popular arrival train station, Essen, is located 0.1 miles (184 m) away from the city centre of Essen.

What train providers go from Brussels to Essen?
For the journey from Brussels to Essen you can take a train with SNCB | IC. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Essen from Brussels on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Brussels and Essen?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Brussels to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Brussels to Essen?
If you prefer early morning trains from Brussels to Essen, the first train leaves at 07: 44. If you prefer late night trains from Brussels to Essen, the last train of the day leaves at 07: 44. Omio shows you the latest train from Brussels to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Brussels is Bruxelles-Midi. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bruxelles-Midi for your trip between Brussels and Essen.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+32 25282828
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Bruxelles-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)

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