Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen

Showing times and prices for Aug 09

Cheapest

35

Average

41

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
08:57PMBrussels10h09 07:06AMGelsenkirchen
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351One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:25AMBrussels3h06 07:31AMGelsenkirchen
0 transfers
481One-way

Train schedule from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen

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Deutsche Bahn
04:25AMBrussels3h06 07:31AMGelsenkirchen
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Deutsche Bahn
08:57PMBrussels10h09 07:06AMGelsenkirchen
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Fastest train times from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen

Showing times and prices for Aug 09

Fastest Journey

3 h 6 m

Average

6 h 37 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

207 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Brussels for Gelsenkirchen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
04:25AMBrussels3h06 07:31AMGelsenkirchen
0 transfers
481One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:57PMBrussels10h09 07:06AMGelsenkirchen
0 transfers
351One-way

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Overview: Train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance128 miles (206 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$49 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen cover the 128 miles (206 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 18 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $22 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $49 (€45). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen trains

You can travel by train to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys for as low as $21 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn
Thalys

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: $21

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Looking to travel by train to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels? Omio can help you find that perfect route with Thalys. Check Omio to see current Thalys train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train and book Thalys tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels, you can expect to travel 128 miles (206 km) one-way with Thalys. If you search for trains between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen in the Omio app, you can check if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Thalys, we do the work for you to get you safely to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels. Book that perfect Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Thalys!

Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train information with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 3 min
  • Thalys frequency: 2 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen

Travel by train to Gelsenkirchen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen.
FAQs

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Gelsenkirchen, Germany by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 8/7/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels as this information can change.

The restriction level for your return train to Brussels, Belgium from Gelsenkirchen is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Brussels from Gelsenkirchen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Gelsenkirchen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Brussels from Gelsenkirchen closer to your date of departure here here.

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels for the next 7 days starting from $22 (€20)  one way.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train price to come in at an average of $49 (€45)  one way.
The Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train distance is approximately 128 miles (206 km).
The train time from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen is on average 3 h 18 min  for the 128 miles (206 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. Your journey can end in train stations such as Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Gelsenkirchen-Hassel and Gelsenkirchen Zoo.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bruxelles-Midi   and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Bruxelles-Midi and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Gelsenkirchen most often arrive at Gelsenkirchen Hbf and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this train station to the city center.

For the best Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen at 5: 55 AM. The last train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen that you can take departs at 8: 57 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $49 (€45) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Gelsenkirchen
Bruxelles-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your trip to Gelsenkirchen.
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+32 25282828
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Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Bruxelles-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)

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