There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by train, tram, car or rideshare

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Train Flixtrain  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Hkx / ...

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen 57.3 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Eurobahn / ...

$23 - $32

Train, line 107 tram  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf S6
  2. Take the line 107 tram from Essen Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1 to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Bstg 11 107

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen 50.1 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 54 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen is 64 km. The road distance is 80.1 km.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf takes 1 h 3 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

Flixtrain operates a train from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen every 2 hours, and the journey takes 1 h 3 min.

Train operators
Flixtrain
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
eurobahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Phone
+49 201 8261234
Website
ruhrbahn.de
Tram from Essen Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1 to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Bstg 11
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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