How to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

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Travel Information between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne

distanceDistance40 miles (64 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 59 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 40 miles (64 km) from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

There are 4 travel options from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is by taking a train with an average price of $5 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is generally $11 (€10) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $16 (€15) from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne.

The quickest way to travel between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is by train, which takes on average 59 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 2 h 11 min.

You should expect to travel around 40 miles (64 km) between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is:

  • 53 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Gelsenkirchen, Hiberniastraße and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Gelsenkirchen to Cologne tickets on Omio for $16 (€15).
  • FlixTrain can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne for $5 (€5).
Your trip from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Gelsenkirchen to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!

Before traveling from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $16 (€15) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $5 (€5) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Gelsenkirchen to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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