Rotterdam to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Essen

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£20

Average

£49

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
07:14Rotterdam Centraal3h08 10:22Essen Hbf
4 changes
£201One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 12:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
£241One-way
17:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 20:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
£271One-way
11:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 14:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
£271One-way
13:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 16:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
£291One-way

Train schedule Rotterdam to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 1 July
06:20Rotterdam Centraal2h39 08:59Essen Hbf
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07:14Rotterdam Centraal3h08 10:22Essen Hbf
4 changes
07:50Rotterdam Centraal3h04 10:54Essen Hbf
2 changes
08:14Rotterdam Centraal3h30 11:44Essen Hbf
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08:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 11:21Essen Hbf
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09:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 12:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
11:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 14:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
13:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 16:21Essen Hbf
4 changes
15:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 18:21Essen Hbf
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16:20Rotterdam Centraal2h35 18:55Essen Hbf
2 changes
17:14Rotterdam Centraal3h07 20:21Essen Hbf
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18:20Rotterdam Centraal2h38 20:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
20:20Rotterdam Centraal3h04 23:24Essen Hbf
2 changes

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Fastest train times from Rotterdam to Essen

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

3 h 1 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

182 km

It's difficult to get from Rotterdam to Essen without changing at least 2 times.

Fastest
16:20Rotterdam Centraal2h35 18:55Essen Hbf
2 changes
£941One-way
2nd Fastest
18:20Rotterdam Centraal2h38 20:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
£811One-way
06:20Rotterdam Centraal2h39 08:59Essen Hbf
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£881One-way
07:50Rotterdam Centraal3h04 10:54Essen Hbf
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£991One-way
20:20Rotterdam Centraal3h04 23:24Essen Hbf
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£421One-way

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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Essen

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency20 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Rotterdam to Essen cover the 113 miles (182 km) long route taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Rotterdam to Essen

For as little as £17 you can travel by train from Rotterdam to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Essen from Rotterdam. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: £17

Travel Tips: Trains from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Essen.
FAQs

Travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Essen from Rotterdam restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Rotterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

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

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 29/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Essen to Rotterdam is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Germany?

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Essen?

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last verified on 27/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Essen to Rotterdam train here.

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Rotterdam and Essen to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Rotterdam to Essen train prices are on average £18  one way.
The Rotterdam to Essen train distance is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
The train time between Rotterdam and Essen is on average 3 h 7 min  for the 113 miles (182 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Essen from Rotterdam by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When taking a train from Rotterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Rotterdam Centraal   to Essen Hbf.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city centre in Essen.

If you're looking for trains from Rotterdam to Essen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Essen. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Rotterdam to Essen trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 20 trains a day from Rotterdam to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from Rotterdam to Essen leaves at 05: 14   and the last train for this leaves at 21: 05. Omio shows you the latest train from Rotterdam to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
The price of a one way train ticket from Rotterdam to Essen is on average £18 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Essen from Rotterdam available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Essen
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your journey to Essen.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
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ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+31 302357822
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transport options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar

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