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Taking the train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal in 2 hours 25 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 26 minutes to travel the 111 miles (178 km) from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 25 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 22 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal start from €18.90 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Amsterdam-Centraal? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 3h 26m to travel from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 111 miles (178 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 25m
PriceFrom €18.90
Distance111 miles (178 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train03:36
Last train22:26
Departure stationEssen Hbf
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 13th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:56 10:29 2h 33m, 1 change
08:26 11:35 3h 9m, 2 changes
10:04 12:29 2h 25m, 1 change
10:26 13:35 3h 9m, 2 changes
11:56 14:29 2h 33m, 1 change
12:26 15:35 3h 9m, 2 changes
13:56 16:29 2h 33m, 1 change
14:26 17:36 3h 10m, 2 changes
15:26 18:36 3h 10m, 2 changes
17:03 19:28 2h 25m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at €18.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Essen Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal is 3 hours and 26 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Essen Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €18.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal?

No, there are no direct train services from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal. Travelling from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The first train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 03:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal leave?

The last train from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 22:26. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Essen Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 111 miles (178 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Essen Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Essen Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/30/2022 for travel on 11/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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