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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Duisburg Hbf Tha

$83 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Duisburg Ouibus

$14 - $19

4 alternative options

Train via Köln Hbf  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...

$45 - $130

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Essen 081

$24 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen 153.3 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf

$103 - $337

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen is to bus which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The distance between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen is 205 km. The road distance is 245 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$22 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $50
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen central station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Essen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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