Duration 2h 47m
Distance 140.5 km
Average price 8€
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Paderborn and Gelsenkirchen takes 2h 47m and the fastest train takes 2h 17m. The train service runs several times per day from Paderborn 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. Paderborn Hbf
  2. Kamen
    Re / ...
  3. Gelsenkirchen
1h 47m
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Paderborn to Gelsenkirchen train times

Trains run every two hours between Paderborn and Gelsenkirchen. The earliest departure is at 19:11 in the evening, and the last departure from Paderborn is at 22:11 which arrives into Gelsenkirchen at 06:28. All services require a transfer at Kamen and take an average of 2h 47m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Paderborn to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Paderborn Hbf and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf via Kamen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 47m.

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The distance between Paderborn and Gelsenkirchen is 117 km. The road distance is 140.5 km.

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Paderborn to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, depart from Paderborn Hbf station.

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

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