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Overview: Train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance40 miles (64 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$6 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen cover the 40 miles (64 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 3 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

Train companies: Cologne to Gelsenkirchen with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen from $6 (€5). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) makes German train travel easy! Find Deutsche Bahn train schedules and cheap tickets for the 40 miles (64 km) journey from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen with Omio. Choose from Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares for your journey between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen if you’re looking for the best deals on affordable train tickets. Deutsche Bahn even offers discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use on Omio.

As the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day, DB offers a range of train types to suit you with the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the express national and international Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) trains, and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These different types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time required to travel. For example, while restrooms are standard services on each train, other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne 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 Cologne to Gelsenkirchen.

How much are cheap trains between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen to cost as little as $6 (€5)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $6 (€5)  for a train ticket to Gelsenkirchen from Cologne.

How far is Gelsenkirchen from Cologne by train?

The train distance from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is around 40 miles (64 km).

How long is the train ride to Gelsenkirchen from Cologne?

The train time from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is on average 1 h 3 min  for the 40 miles (64 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen do I depart from? Which Gelsenkirchen train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Gelsenkirchen, your train can arrive in train stations including Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Gelsenkirchen-Hassel and Gelsenkirchen Zoo.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Gelsenkirchen? Where is the Gelsenkirchen train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Köln Hbf, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Gelsenkirchen Hbf, is located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center of Gelsenkirchen.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?

Take the Cologne to Gelsenkirchen train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen?

On average, there are 16 trains a day from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen? What time is the last train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?

The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 2: 01 PM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 2: 01 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I book the Cologne to Gelsenkirchen train for the best deals on tickets?

You can find trains from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen to cost on average $6 (€5) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Gelsenkirchen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your trip to Gelsenkirchen.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB