There are 6 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf

$119 - $338

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Essen N179

$15 - $26

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Ic / ...

$90 - $131

Train Thalys  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf

$105 - $141

Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Duisburg

$62 - $106

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen 153.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen is to bus which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Essen Landschede Bstg 2 via Essen Hauptbahnhof Bstg 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf via Brusel Nord and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Gelsenkirchen is 194 km. The road distance is 245.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen.
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  • Distance: 121.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen via Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord, Brusel Nord, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Essen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Essen station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Gelsenkirchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen is 246 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Gelsenkirchen.

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 509+ hotels available in Gelsenkirchen. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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