Duration 10 min
Distance 9.5 km
Average price 6€
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Gelsenkirchen and Essen Hauptbahnhof takes 10 min and the fastest train takes 9 min. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Gelsenkirchen to Essen Hauptbahnhof. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Gelsenkirchen Hbf
  2. Essen Hauptbahnhof
10 min
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2€ - 45€

Gelsenkirchen to Essen Hauptbahnhof train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Gelsenkirchen and Essen Hauptbahnhof. The earliest departure is at 16:15 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Gelsenkirchen is at 23:54 which arrives into Essen Hauptbahnhof at 00:06. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 10 min. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Gelsenkirchen and Essen Hauptbahnhof is 8 km. The road distance is 9.5 km.

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Gelsenkirchen to Essen Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Gelsenkirchen Hbf station.

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Gelsenkirchen to Essen Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Gelsenkirchen and Essen Hauptbahnhof?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 2€ - 4€ and the journey takes 10 min. Four other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Phone
+49 201 8261234
Website
ruhrbahn.de
Tram from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Ruhrbahn GmbH

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