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from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main on Oct 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf2h58 11:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
1 changes
$291One-way
Cheapest
09:01PMGelsenkirchen Hbf2h58 11:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
1 changes
$291One-way
Other options
07:15PMGelsenkirchen Hbf2h33 09:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
1 changes
$441One-way
06:09PMGelsenkirchen Hbf4h04 10:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
2 changes
$291One-way
07:15PMGelsenkirchen Hbf2h58 10:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
2 changes
$441One-way

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Wed
Oct 20
$29Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$245Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 21
$29Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
$245Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$142Lufthansa

Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $239
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $239 (€195) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 117 miles (189 km) by flight, bus or train from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa Cityline, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main.

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FAQs
How do I get from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main?

You can travel to Frankfurt am Main from Gelsenkirchen 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main?

The cheapest way to travel between Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus with an average price of $18 (€15).

This is compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

A bus is generally $220 (€180) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $239 (€195) from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main.

A bus is $13 (€11) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $32 (€26).

What is the fastest way to travel to Frankfurt am Main from Gelsenkirchen?

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from Gelsenkirchen is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Frankfurt am Main can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 3 min   on average.

How far is Frankfurt am Main from Gelsenkirchen?

The distance from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main is approximately 117 miles (189 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main?

The average frequency per day from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt am Main, what are the departure and arrival points in Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt am Main?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Gelsenkirchen, ZOB and arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Hbf.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main depart from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen.
Which travel companies can take me from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Frankfurt am Main by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $239 (€195).
  • Travel with Croatia Bus d. O. O. For buses to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Croatia Bus d. O. O. Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $18 (€15).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $32 (€26).
Is there a way to travel directly from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there are direct services available from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn with 16 direct trains per day.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt am Main ends?
Your trip from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main doesn't have to end in Frankfurt am Main. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Munich to your Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Frankfurt am Main today!
When should I book a ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $239 (€195) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $18 (€15) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $32 (€26) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Gelsenkirchen to Frankfurt am Main online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.