There are 5 ways to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train, tram, rideshare, taxi or car
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Questions & Answers
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.
The distance between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is 64 km. The road distance is 79.3 km.
The best way to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs .
The train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 58 min including transfers and departs every two hours.
Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Gelsenkirchen Hbf station.
Gelsenkirchen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.
Yes, the driving distance between Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is 79 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne.
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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.
What companies run services between Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Cologne, Germany?
Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 58 min. Flixtrain also services this route 5 times a week.
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.
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Köln Hbf
- Ave. Duration
- 58 min
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
- $25 - $40
A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.
Rideshare from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 14 min
- 4 times a day
- Estimated price
- $5 - $8
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