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Essen to Antwerp by train

It takes an average of 4h 53m to travel from Essen to Antwerp by train, over a distance of around 114 miles (183 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Essen to Antwerp and tickets for this journey start from €23.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 15m
Price€23.60 - €92.90
Distance114 miles (183 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
Departure stationEssen
Arrival stationAntwerp
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Essen to Antwerp train times

Check out the next trains departing from Essen to Antwerp for Tuesday 26th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:45 15:00 3h 15m, 4 changes
12:16 16:00 3h 44m, 3 changes
12:45 16:00 3h 15m, 4 changes
13:45 17:00 3h 15m, 4 changes
14:09 17:59 3h 50m, 2 changes
14:21 17:59 3h 38m, 3 changes
14:45 18:00 3h 15m, 4 changes
15:45 19:00 3h 15m, 4 changes
15:49 19:22 3h 33m, 2 changes
15:49 19:49 4h 0m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Essen to Antwerp

Train tickets from Essen to Antwerp start at €23.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €64.36.
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avg. single price64.36

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 to Antwerp 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 to Antwerp? 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 to Antwerp take?

The average journey time by train between Essen and Antwerp is 4 hours and 53 minutes, with around 37 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 and Antwerp by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Essen to Antwerp is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Essen to Antwerp cost?

Train ticket prices from Essen to Antwerp can start from as little as €23.60 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 to Antwerp?

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

What time does the first train from Essen to Antwerp leave?

The first train from Essen to Antwerp leaves at 01:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Essen to Antwerp leave?

The last train from Essen to Antwerp leaves at 23:09. 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 and Antwerp by train?

Trains travelling from Essen to Antwerp cover a distance of around 114 miles (183 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Antwerp to Essen.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Essen to Antwerp for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/01/2021. 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 04/01/2021 for travel on 06/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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