How to get from Gelsenkirchen to Munich by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Munich is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||305 miles (492 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$35 - $93|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $35 (€30) • 11 h 44 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $93 (€80) • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 305 miles (492 km) by bus, flight or train from Gelsenkirchen to Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Gelsenkirchen to Munich.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $25 (€22). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
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 Munich travel.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel from Gelsenkirchen to Munich.
There are 3 options to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Munich including taking a bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Gelsenkirchen to Munich is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $35 (€30) compared to other travel options to Munich:
A bus is $58 (€50) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $93 (€80) from Gelsenkirchen to Munich.
A bus is $15 (€13) less than a train with an average ticket price of $50 (€43) from Gelsenkirchen to Munich.
The fastest way to get to Munich from Gelsenkirchen is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.
Other travel options to Munich take longer:
Bus takes on average 11 h 44 min.
Train takes on average 9 h 34 min.
The Gelsenkirchen to Munich distance is around 305 miles (492 km).
The average frequency per day from Gelsenkirchen to Munich is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Gelsenkirchen and Munich 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 Munich:
The following travel companies offer services from Gelsenkirchen to Munich:
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