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Amsterdam to Essen by train

  • First train
    04:46
  • Last train
    00:25
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 15m
  • Distance
    178 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    33
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 47m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Amsterdam to Essen by train

Fast trains from Amsterdam to Essen take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 178 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Amsterdam and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Amsterdam to Essen?

Journeys between Amsterdam and Essen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Amsterdam to Essen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 46 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Essen?

The Amsterdam to Essen train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Amsterdam to Essen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Amsterdam around 04:19 and the last train is around 00:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Amsterdam around 05:52, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Amsterdam to Essen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Amsterdam to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Amsterdam and Essen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Amsterdam to Essen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Hamburg-Köln-Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Essen to Amsterdam by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.