How to travel from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen

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from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen

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

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

Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg Hbf
01:11PMGelsenkirchen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg Hbf
04:11PMGelsenkirchen Hbf
1 transfer
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
05:50PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 transfer
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Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg Hbf
03:11PMGelsenkirchen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg Hbf
02:11PMGelsenkirchen Hbf
1 transfer
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
12:40PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 transfer
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
02:40PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 transfer
Lufthansa Cityline
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
04:40PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Gelsenkirchen from Hamburg

distanceDistance187 miles (301 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$13 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 2 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $57 (€50) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 187 miles (301 km) by train, bus or flight between Hamburg and Gelsenkirchen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen

You can travel by travel to Gelsenkirchen from Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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 Hamburg. 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 Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen.

    There are 3 options to travel from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen including taking a train, bus or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $13 (€11) compared to other travel options to Gelsenkirchen:

    A train is $7 (€6) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen costing on average $19 (€17).

    Taking a train costs $45 (€39) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $57 (€50).

    The fastest way to get to Gelsenkirchen from Hamburg is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

    Other travel options to Gelsenkirchen take longer:

    Bus takes 7 h 55 min on average.

    Train takes 2 h 48 min on average.

    Gelsenkirchen is approximately 187 miles (301 km) away from Hamburg.

    The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen is:

    • 14 trains per day.

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

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

    • Most travelers board their bus from Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Gelsenkirchen, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB.
    • Most travelers board their train from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

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

    • You can go to Gelsenkirchen from Hamburg by train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. You'll see cheap train tickets for $13 (€11) with FlixTrain from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen on Omio.

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

    • Direct train available with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain 2 direct trains per day.

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

    Your trip from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen doesn't have to end in Gelsenkirchen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam or Cologne. If you’d like to add Berlin, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam or Cologne to your Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Gelsenkirchen today!

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