Duration 4h 26m
Distance 516.7 km
Average price 70€
Frequency 21/day

Trip overview

The average train between Berlin and Gelsenkirchen takes 4h 26m and the fastest train takes 3h 44m. There is a train service every few hours from Berlin to Gelsenkirchen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Berlin Hbf
  2. Gelsenkirchen
4h 21m
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26€ - 167€

Berlin to Gelsenkirchen train times

Trains run hourly between Berlin Hbf and Gelsenkirchen. The earliest departure is at 19:49 in the evening, and the last departure from Berlin Hbf is at 23:52 which arrives into Gelsenkirchen at 06:28. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 26m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf via Dortmund Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Berlin and Gelsenkirchen is 447 km. The road distance is 516.7 km.

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Berlin to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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Berlin to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Gelsenkirchen. Prices start at 49€ per night.

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What companies run services between Berlin and Gelsenkirchen?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Gelsenkirchen hourly. Tickets cost 80€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 36m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 29€

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