Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

18

Average

20

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.

2nd Cheapest
02:05AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h02 03:07AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
181One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 06:13PMCologne Hbf
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181One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h18 09:32PMCologne Hbf
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181One-way
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11:14AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h01 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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181One-way
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01:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h04 02:18PMCologne Hbf
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181One-way

Train schedule from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, October 1
12:35AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h37 02:12AMCologne Hbf
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01:41AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h03 02:44AMCologne Hbf
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02:05AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h02 03:07AMCologne Hbf
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02:29AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 04:12AMCologne Hbf
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03:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h56 05:05AMCologne Hbf
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03:29AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 05:12AMCologne Hbf
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04:18AMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h57 05:15AMCologne Hbf
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04:24AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h05 05:29AMCologne Hbf
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04:29AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 06:12AMCologne Hbf
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05:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h41 06:50AMCologne Hbf
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05:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h20 06:29AMCologne Hbf
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05:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 07:12AMCologne Hbf
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05:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h17 06:50AMCologne Hbf
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06:01AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 07:29AMCologne Hbf
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06:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h45 07:54AMCologne Hbf
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06:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h20 07:29AMCologne Hbf
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06:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 07:49AMCologne Hbf
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06:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 08:12AMCologne Hbf
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07:01AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 08:29AMCologne Hbf
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07:15AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h00 08:15AMCologne Hbf
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07:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 09:12AMCologne Hbf
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07:44AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h06 08:50AMCologne Hbf
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08:01AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 09:29AMCologne Hbf
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08:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h46 09:55AMCologne Hbf
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08:14AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h08 09:22AMCologne Hbf
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08:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 10:12AMCologne Hbf
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08:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 09:49AMCologne Hbf
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09:01AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 10:29AMCologne Hbf
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09:14AMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 10:13AMCologne Hbf
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09:29AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 10:45AMCologne Hbf
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09:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 11:12AMCologne Hbf
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09:42AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h08 10:50AMCologne Hbf
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09:54AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h18 11:12AMCologne Hbf
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10:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h20 11:29AMCologne Hbf
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10:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h29 11:38AMCologne Hbf
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10:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h46 11:55AMCologne Hbf
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10:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 11:49AMCologne Hbf
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10:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 12:12PMCologne Hbf
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11:01AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 12:29PMCologne Hbf
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11:09AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 12:52PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
11:14AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h01 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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11:33AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 01:12PMCologne Hbf
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11:42AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h08 12:50PMCologne Hbf
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12:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 01:29PMCologne Hbf
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12:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h46 01:55PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
12:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h10 01:19PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
12:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 02:12PMCologne Hbf
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01:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 02:29PMCologne Hbf
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01:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 02:52PMCologne Hbf
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01:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h04 02:18PMCologne Hbf
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01:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 03:12PMCologne Hbf
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01:42PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h08 02:50PMCologne Hbf
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02:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 03:29PMCologne Hbf
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02:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h42 03:51PMCologne Hbf
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02:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h20 03:29PMCologne Hbf
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02:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h34 03:43PMCologne Hbf
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02:29PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h21 03:50PMCologne Hbf
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02:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h17 03:50PMCologne Hbf
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02:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 04:12PMCologne Hbf
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03:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 04:29PMCologne Hbf
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03:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 04:52PMCologne Hbf
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03:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 04:13PMCologne Hbf
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03:29PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h24 04:53PMCologne Hbf
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03:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 05:12PMCologne Hbf
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04:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 05:29PMCologne Hbf
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04:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h42 05:51PMCologne Hbf
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04:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h05 05:19PMCologne Hbf
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04:29PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h24 05:53PMCologne Hbf
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04:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 05:49PMCologne Hbf
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04:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 06:12PMCologne Hbf
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05:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 06:29PMCologne Hbf
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05:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h43 06:52PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
05:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 06:13PMCologne Hbf
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05:29PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h24 06:53PMCologne Hbf
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05:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h38 07:11PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
05:42PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h08 06:50PMCologne Hbf
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06:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 07:29PMCologne Hbf
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06:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h29 07:38PMCologne Hbf
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06:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h34 07:43PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
06:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h20 07:29PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
06:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 08:12PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
06:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h17 07:50PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
07:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 08:48PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
07:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h01 08:15PMCologne Hbf
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07:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 09:12PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
07:43PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h07 08:50PMCologne Hbf
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08:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 09:29PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
08:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h38 09:47PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
08:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h20 09:29PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
08:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h18 09:32PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
08:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 10:12PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
09:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h28 10:29PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
09:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h38 10:47PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
09:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h02 10:16PMCologne Hbf
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09:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 11:12PMCologne Hbf
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09:43PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h07 10:50PMCologne Hbf
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10:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h38 11:47PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
10:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h36 11:45PMCologne Hbf
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10:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h22 11:31PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
10:29PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 11:45PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
10:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h39 12:12AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
10:33PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h16 11:49PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
11:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h25 12:34AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
11:32PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h40 01:12AMCologne Hbf
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11:43PMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h10 12:53AMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

57 m

Average

1 h 25 m

Trains per day

105

Distance

65 km

Of the 105 trains that leave Gelsenkirchen for Cologne every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
04:18AMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h57 05:15AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
181One-way
2nd Fastest
05:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 06:13PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
181One-way
2nd Fastest
09:14AMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 10:13AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
211One-way
2nd Fastest
03:14PMGelsenkirchen Hbf0h59 04:13PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
201One-way
07:15AMGelsenkirchen Hbf1h00 08:15AMCologne Hbf
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181One-way

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Overview: Train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

distanceDistance40 miles (64 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$12 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency53 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or National Express

Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne cover the 40 miles (64 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 8 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or National Express. Normally, there are 53 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $12 (€11), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $5 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: National Express and Deutsche Bahn from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne trains

Travel between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne from $5 (€5) with Omio’s train partners National Express and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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National Express is the leading train company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 trains a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express trains are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most trains are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Gelsenkirchen - Cologne train: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

Train information from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 43 min
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

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 to Cologne from 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.

Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Cologne 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 Gelsenkirchen to Cologne.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne to cost as little as $5 (€5)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train to cost on average $12 (€11)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Cologne from Gelsenkirchen by train to be approximately 40 miles (64 km).
The train time between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is on average 1 h 8 min  for the 40 miles (64 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

For the best Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 9 direct trains per day from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
On average, there are 53 trains a day from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Gelsenkirchen at 9: 42 AM. The last train leaves from Gelsenkirchen at 9: 43 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book a train ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $12 (€11) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Gelsenkirchen
Cologne
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 Cologne.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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ParkingParking
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WifiWifi
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TaxisTaxis
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WifiWifi
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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