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.
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2 h 35 m
3 h 1 m
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It's difficult to get from Rotterdam to Essen without changing at least 2 times.
|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||£18 (€20)|
|Train frequency||20 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
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 (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.
Travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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