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from Amsterdam to Essen

You can get from Amsterdam to Essen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Essen on 30 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:38Amsterdam Centraal2h57 19:35Essen Hbf
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20:24Amsterdam Centraal3h14 23:38Essen Hbf
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08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h46 10:54Essen Hbf
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12:38Amsterdam Centraal2h55 15:33Essen Hbf
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10:38Amsterdam Centraal2h49 13:27Essen Hbf
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30 Jan
£16Deutsche Bahn
31 Jan
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2 Feb
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3 Feb
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4 Feb
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5 Feb
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6 Feb
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11 Feb
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12 Feb
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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Essen

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £97
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 2 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £97 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 110 miles (177 km) to Essen from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Amsterdam to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Essen

Travel 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 Amsterdam to Essen.

Is cross-border travel to Essen, Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands currently allowed?

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Netherlands?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen if travelling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What measures do I need to follow in Essen, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 28/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Amsterdam and Essen.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Essen restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, 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: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 27/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Amsterdam to Essen travel options?

You can travel between Amsterdam and Essen 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Essen?

The cheapest way from Amsterdam to Essen is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Essen:

A train journey is usually £81 less than a journey to Essen by plane, which costs on average £97 for the same trip.

A train journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Essen by coach, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Amsterdam to Essen?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 17 min   of travel time.

How far is Essen from Amsterdam?

The Amsterdam to Essen distance is approximately 110 miles (177 km).

How many services a day are there to Essen from Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Essen is:

  • 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Amsterdam and Essen as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Amsterdam? Where do I arrive in Essen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Amsterdam to Essen:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Amsterdam to Essen depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travellers board their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Who can get me from Amsterdam to Essen?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Essen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Lufthansa can get you to Essen by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Amsterdam to Essen for £97 on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Essen tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Essen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Essen for £17.

Is it possible to travel directly to Essen from Amsterdam?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to Essen with KLM.
  • You can find direct coaches per day to Essen with.
  • You can find 5 direct trains per day to Essen with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Essen tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Where should I go next after I travel between Amsterdam and Essen?

Many of our customers travelling from Amsterdam to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Hamburg or Paris, either of which you could add to your Amsterdam and Essen trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase my Amsterdam to Essen ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £97 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £17 one way on average.

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

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