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Duration 7h 1m
Distance 889.3 km
Average price 241€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Rennes and Gelsenkirchen takes 7h 1m and the fastest train takes 6h 29m. The train service runs several times per day from Rennes 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. Rennes
  2. Paris Nord
  3. Gelsenkirchen
7h 15m
187€ - 379€

Rennes to Gelsenkirchen train times

Trains run twice daily between Rennes and Gelsenkirchen. The service departs Rennes at 13:35 in the afternoon, which arrives into Gelsenkirchen at 20:25. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 1m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Nord and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Rennes and Gelsenkirchen is 733 km. The road distance is 889.3 km.

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Rennes to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Rennes station.

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Rennes to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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There are 610+ hotels available in Gelsenkirchen. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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