How to travel from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen

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from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen

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

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

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Travel Information from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance40 miles (64 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 58 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 40 miles (64 km) to Gelsenkirchen from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Deutsche Bahn will get you between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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 to Gelsenkirchen from Cologne. 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 Cologne 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 Cologne to Gelsenkirchen.

    There are 2 options to travel to Gelsenkirchen from Cologne including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Gelsenkirchen:

    A train is $5 (€4) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen costing on average $9 (€8).

    The fastest way from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is by train with an average journey time of 58 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Gelsenkirchen that take longer:

    Getting to Gelsenkirchen by bus takes 2 h 45 min on average.

    The Cologne to Gelsenkirchen distance is around 40 miles (64 km).

    The average frequency per day from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is:

    • Around 24 trains per day.

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

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

    • Buses mostly depart from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Gelsenkirchen, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB.
    • Trains mostly leave from Cologne Hbf and tend to arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen:

    • You can travel by train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SNCF (3) or National Express, and you can find FlixTrain Cologne to Gelsenkirchen tickets for $5 (€4) on Omio.

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

    • You can check for a direct train to Gelsenkirchen with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 6 direct trains per day.

    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 route.

    Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Gelsenkirchen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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