How to travel from Basel to Gelsenkirchen

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from Basel to Gelsenkirchen

How to get from Basel to Gelsenkirchen by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Basel to Gelsenkirchen is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Basel to Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$30 - $136
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€26) • 11 h 7 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $64 (€56) • 5 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 273 miles (440 km) by train, bus or flight from Basel to Gelsenkirchen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basel to Gelsenkirchen.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train from Basel to Gelsenkirchen

Find the best trip from Basel to Gelsenkirchen with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel 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 travel between Basel and Gelsenkirchen. DB uses different types of travel 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 travel.

    FAQs: Travel from Basel to Gelsenkirchen

    FAQs: Travel 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 Basel to Gelsenkirchen.

    There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Gelsenkirchen: train, bus or flight.

    The cheapest way to travel between Basel and Gelsenkirchen is a bus with an average price of $30 (€26).

    This is compared to other travel options from Basel to Gelsenkirchen:

    A bus is $106 (€93) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $136 (€119) from Basel to Gelsenkirchen.

    Taking a bus costs $34 (€30) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $64 (€56).

    The quickest way to travel to Gelsenkirchen from Basel is by train, which takes on average 5 h 47 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Getting to Gelsenkirchen by bus takes 11 h 7 min on average.

    Getting to Gelsenkirchen by flight takes 6 h 35 min on average.

    The distance from Basel to Gelsenkirchen is approximately 273 miles (440 km).

    The average frequency per day from Basel to Gelsenkirchen is:

    • 6 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Gelsenkirchen from Basel as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Gelsenkirchen:

    • Buses from Basel to Gelsenkirchen most often leave from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse (Bahnhof SBB) and arrive in Gelsenkirchen, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB.
    • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Gelsenkirchen at Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

    The following travel companies offer services from Basel to Gelsenkirchen:

    • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Gelsenkirchen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Gelsenkirchen for $104 (€91).

    Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Gelsenkirchen with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct bus with.
    • You can book a direct flight with.
    • You can take a direct train with.

    Direct services to Gelsenkirchen tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Your trip from Basel to Gelsenkirchen doesn't have to end in Gelsenkirchen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Amsterdam or Cologne. If you’d like to add Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Amsterdam or Cologne to your Basel to Gelsenkirchen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Gelsenkirchen today!

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