There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by train, bus, tram or car
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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Gelsenkirchen, Germany?
Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min.
Bus from Köln ZOB to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 24 min
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $29 - $55
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Questions & Answers
How far is it from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
The distance between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen is 65 km. The road distance is 82 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 55 min.
What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
The quickest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which takes 55 min and costs 8€ - 13€.
Is there a direct train between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 3 min.
How long does it take to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
The train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf takes 1 h 3 min including transfers and departs every two hours.