How to get from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||187 miles (301 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$28 - $157|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $28 (€24) • 3 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $28 (€24) • 3 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus, flight or train to travel 187 miles (301 km) from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg.
You can travel by train for as low as $23 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg travel.
You can get to Hamburg from Gelsenkirchen 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Gelsenkirchen and Hamburg is a train with an average price of $28 (€24).
This is compared to other travel options from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg:
A train is $6 (€5) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $34 (€29) from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg.
Taking a train costs $129 (€111) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $157 (€135) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 20 min.
There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that take longer:
Bus takes on average 8 h 10 min.
Getting to Hamburg by flight takes 4 h 5 min on average.
You should expect to travel around 187 miles (301 km) between Gelsenkirchen and Hamburg.
The average frequency per day from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Gelsenkirchen and Hamburg as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Gelsenkirchen to Hamburg:
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