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Overview: Train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

distanceDistance40 miles (64 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h
priceAverage train ticket price$11 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne cover the 40 miles (64 km) long trip taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne trains

You can travel by train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $6 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

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.

Train information from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 22 min
  • Average Price: $21
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 9 a day

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Cologne from 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 Gelsenkirchen to Cologne
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.
How much does a cheap train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne to cost as little as $6 (€5)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne on average?
The train price to Cologne from Gelsenkirchen is on average $11 (€9)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Cologne from Gelsenkirchen by train?
The train distance from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is around 40 miles (64 km).
How many hours is the train time to Cologne from Gelsenkirchen?
On average the Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train travel time is 1 h  for the 40 miles (64 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Gelsenkirchen and arrival train station in Cologne?

When taking the train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Gelsenkirchen-Hassel and Gelsenkirchen Zoo. Your route can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

Where is the train station in Gelsenkirchen? Where is the train station in Cologne?

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 Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Cologne.

Which train providers can take me between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Gelsenkirchen to Cologne route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne, and you can find a direct train for this route with FlixTrain  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there to Cologne from Gelsenkirchen?
The average number of trains departing Gelsenkirchen for Cologne is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne? When is the last train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The earliest train for this route departs from Gelsenkirchen at 6: 43 AM. The last train leaves from Gelsenkirchen at 6: 49 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Cologne from Gelsenkirchen for the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $11 (€9) 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 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.