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from Rotterdam to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rotterdam to Essen on 4 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:50Rotterdam Centraal3h53 17:43Essen Hbf
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£221One-way
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13:50Rotterdam Centraal3h53 17:43Essen Hbf
2 changes
£221One-way
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18:20Rotterdam Centraal3h56 22:16Essen Hbf
2 changes
£221One-way
16:50Rotterdam Centraal3h53 20:43Essen Hbf
2 changes
£251One-way
18:14Rotterdam Centraal3h02 21:16Essen Hbf
3 changes
£371One-way

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4 Dec
£22Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
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5 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
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6 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
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9 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information from Rotterdam to Essen

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £31
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 2 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £17 • 2 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by coach or train from Rotterdam to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 37 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 trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Essen.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Essen from Rotterdam?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Netherlands enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from Rotterdam?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 03/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Rotterdam and Essen.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Essen, Germany?

Return travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Germany?

Requirements for reentering 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 01/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Rotterdam from Essen.

How do I travel to Essen from Rotterdam?

There are 2 ways to travel between Rotterdam and Essen including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Rotterdam to Essen?

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

A train is about £14 less than a coach, which costs on average £31 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Essen from Rotterdam?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Rotterdam is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 37 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 35 min.

How many miles are between Rotterdam and Essen

You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km) from Rotterdam to Essen.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Rotterdam to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Essen is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Rotterdam to Essen as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Rotterdam to Essen, where do I depart from Rotterdam and where do I arrive in Essen?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) to Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Rotterdam to Essen?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rotterdam to Essen:

  • You can go to Essen from Rotterdam by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £31 with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Essen on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Rotterdam and Essen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Rotterdam to Essen tickets for £17 on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Rotterdam to Essen?
Your journey from Rotterdam to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’d like to add Berlin, Hamburg or Paris to your Rotterdam to Essen trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!
How early should I buy Rotterdam to Essen tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £31 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £17 one way.

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

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