Brussels to Essen train

Sat, 25 May
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Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Essen

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Brussels to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h19
Brussels-Midi
11:44Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h29
Brussels-Midi
11:54Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h55
Brussels-Midi
14:20Essen Süd station
£1011One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h55
Brussels-Midi
12:20Essen Süd station
£1011One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h29
Brussels-Midi
13:54Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
1 change

Train timetableBrussels to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 25 May
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h19
Brussels-Midi
11:44Essen Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h29
Brussels-Midi
11:54Essen Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h55
Brussels-Midi
12:20Essen Süd station
2 changes
Eurostar
09:253h29
Brussels-Midi
12:54Essen Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h55
Brussels-Midi
14:20Essen Süd station
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h29
Brussels-Midi
13:54Essen Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h25
Brussels-Midi
13:50Essen Hbf
2 changes

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Train times from Brussels to Essen

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 19 m

Average

3 h 34 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

198 km

To travel from Brussels to Essen you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h19
Brussels-Midi
11:44Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h25
Brussels-Midi
13:50Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
2 changes
Eurostar
09:253h29
Brussels-Midi
12:54Essen Hbf
£1591One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h29
Brussels-Midi
11:54Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h29
Brussels-Midi
13:54Essen Hbf
£1011One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Brussels to Essen

distanceDistance122 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£72 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Thalys, Eurostar or SNCF (3)

Trains from Brussels to Essen cover the 122 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, Eurostar or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £29, but the average price of train tickets is £72. Travellers depart most frequently from Brussels-Midi and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and Eurostar trains Brussels to Essen

Travel to Essen from Brussels from £22 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and Eurostar! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Brussels to Essen. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Deutsche Bahn from Brussels to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £29
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

FAQs: Brussels to Essen train

FAQs: Travel by train from Brussels 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.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Essen can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Brussels to Essen is £72; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Brussels to Essen train time is 2 h 42 min   covering the 122 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Brussels to Essen leaves at 06: 23. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Brussels to Essen leaves at 19: 55.
Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day from Brussels to Essen with Thalys. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Brussels to Essen with Thalys or Eurostar. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, Eurostar or SNCF (3).
The high-speed Eurostar train from Brussels to Essen takes around 2 h 42 min.
For the best Brussels to Essen train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, Eurostar or SNCF (3). However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Essen from Brussels to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 55.

When departing from Brussels, you have various train station options to start your route from including Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels-North. When arriving in Essen, you can end your trip in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen Süd station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Brussels-Midi, which is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Essen from Brussels is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 42 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Brussels to Essen is August.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Brussels and Essen including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Brussels and Essen

Brussels
Essen
Brussels-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your journey to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+32 25282828
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Brussels-Midi
Metro lines: 2, 6
Tram lines: 3, 4
Bus lines: 116, 117, 118, 136, 141, 142, 170, 171, 365a, W
Train lines: TGV, ICE, IC, ICD, Eurostar, Thalys
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+32 25282828
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Brussels-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)
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ATMATM
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Brussels National AirportATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
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Brussels-LuxembourgParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Brussels-SchumanParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Brussels CongressParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Brussels-ChapelParkingATMTaxis
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ATMATM
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Brussels WestATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility

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