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.
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1 h 25 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||40 miles (64 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 8 min|
|Average train ticket price||$12 (€11)|
|Train frequency||53 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 9 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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