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

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen via Köln Hbf in around 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Avg. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Essen Hbf
Avg. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Utrecht Centraal
Avg. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Duisburg
Avg. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Avg. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Essen
Avg. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen?

The distance between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen is 207 km. The road distance is 247 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which costs 30€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen?

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 30€.

Is there a direct train between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen?

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf via Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen?

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen, including transfers.