There are 6 ways to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train, tram, bus, taxi, car or rideshare
Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.
What companies run services between Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Cologne, Germany?
Flixtrain operates a train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 25 min
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $35 - $55
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Questions & Answers
How far is it from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The distance between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is 64 km. The road distance is 79 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The cheapest way to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 14 min.
What is the fastest way to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The quickest way to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs 170€ - 210€.
Is there a direct train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.
How long does it take to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs hourly.