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Overview: Train from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels

distanceDistance128 miles (206 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 51 min
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels cover the 128 miles (206 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 51 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Gelsenkirchen and Brussels?

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

Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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

All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Gelsenkirchen and Brussels as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Brussels, Belgium?

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

Is my return train into Gelsenkirchen from Brussels restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

Last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Gelsenkirchen from Brussels closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Gelsenkirchen to Brussels by train?
The Gelsenkirchen to Brussels train distance is approximately 128 miles (206 km).
How many hours is the train time from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels?
On average the Gelsenkirchen to Brussels train time is 3 h 51 min  covering the 128 miles (206 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Gelsenkirchen and arrival train station in Brussels?

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

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

Where is the Gelsenkirchen train station located? Where is the Brussels train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bruxelles-Midi and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the train station to the city center in Brussels.

How many trains are there to Brussels from Gelsenkirchen a day?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels? When does the last train depart from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels?
The first Gelsenkirchen to Brussels train departs at 5: 14 AM   and the last train from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels leaves at 5: 14 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Gelsenkirchen to Brussels on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Gelsenkirchen
Brussels
Gelsenkirchen Hbf is the most popular Gelsenkirchen 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 Gelsenkirchen for your trip to Brussels.