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Essen to Brussels train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.69
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day111
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Essen to Brussels train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Essen to Brussels is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Essen to Brussels were $59.14. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Essen to Brussels?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Essen to Brussels by train is at 6:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 7:00 PM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Brussels has the most daily schedules

On average there are 111 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Essen to Brussels, with an average of 94 trips per day and 94 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Essen to Brussels. Of the 111 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Essen to Brussels starts at $28.92.

4 carriers offer Essen to Brussels train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Brussels from $39.69. There are 94 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Essen to Brussels and you can expect on average to pay $58.47 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Brussels. In Essen, Deutsche Bahn departs to Brussels from Essen Hbf and no other station. In Brussels, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud and 5 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Brussels takes 5 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Brussels in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 94 trips per day and you could expect to pay $58.47 for a weekend getaway trip to Brussels.

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5h 37m
Avg. Price
$58.47

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Essen to Brussels from $64.82. There are 4 DB Intercity schedules from Essen to Brussels and you can expect on average to pay $64.82 for a DB Intercity ticket to Brussels. In Essen, DB Intercity departs to Brussels from Essen Hbf and no other station. In Brussels, DB Intercity arrives at Schaarbeek and 3 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Essen to Brussels takes 3 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Brussels in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $64.82 for a weekend getaway trip to Brussels.

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Avg. Time
3h 58m
Avg. Price
$64.82

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Essen to Brussels from $56.75. There are 5 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Essen to Brussels and you can expect on average to pay $56.75 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Brussels. In Essen, DB Intercity-Express departs to Brussels from Essen Hbf and no other station. In Brussels, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud and 3 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Essen to Brussels takes 3 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Brussels in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $56.75 for a weekend getaway trip to Brussels.

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Avg. Time
3h 21m
Avg. Price
$56.75

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Essen to Brussels from $61.64. There are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Essen to Brussels and you can expect on average to pay $65.58 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Brussels. In Essen, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Brussels from Essen Hbf and no other station. In Brussels, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Essen to Brussels takes 7 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Brussels in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay $65.58 for a weekend getaway trip to Brussels.

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7h 33m
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$65.58
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Essen. Most train trips to Brussels will depart from Essen Hbf.
  • Essen Hbf
Train trips arrive in Brussels at 6 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud, Bruxelles-Schuman, Bockstael, Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis, Schaarbeek, Haren(B) are the main train stations in Brussels for trips arriving from Essen.
  • Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud
  • Bruxelles-Schuman
  • Bockstael
  • Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis
  • Schaarbeek
  • Haren(B)