There are 5 ways to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen by train, bus, tram, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Holzwickede to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof Rb59
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof Re3 / ...

$3 - $23

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Bus, train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Airport/Terminal to Dortmund Hbf Airport Express
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof Re3 / ...

$2 - $21

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Bus, line 302 tram  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Airport/Terminal to Dortmund Hbf Airport Express
  2. Take the line 302 tram from Bochum Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Bstg 11 302

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen 33.2 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen 33.2 miles

$7 - $11

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen is to drive which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen is to taxi which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen. However, there are services departing from Holzwickede and arriving at Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof via Dortmund Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Gelsenkirchen is 36 km. The road distance is 53.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs 2€ - 20€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen, including transfers.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Holzwickede station.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen train services, operated by Eurobahn, arrive at Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen is 53 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen.

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There are 509+ hotels available in Gelsenkirchen. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen.
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  • Distance: 22.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Dortmund Airport (DTM), Germany and Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

You can take a train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen via Dortmund Hauptbahnhof in around 1 h 17 min.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Dortmund Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Strassenbahnen AG
Phone
0234 303 0
Website
bogestra.de
Tram from Bochum Hbf to Gelsenkirchen Hbf Bstg 11
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Strassenbahnen AG
Bus operators
DSW21-Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG
Website
dsw21.de
Bus from Dortmund Airport/Terminal to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DSW21-Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG
Other operators
Taxi from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Gelsenkirchen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Dein Taxi
Phone
+49 231/144444
Website
taxi-dortmund.de
Ekin döner Taxi
Phone
+49 231/828479

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