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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 8 min

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

$27 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne 60.1 miles

$5 - $9

4 alternative options

Line 107 tram, train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 107 tram from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf 107
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena Re1

$28 - $34

Bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB

$46 - $71

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne 49.6 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne 49.6 miles

$10 - $16

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.

Train operators
Flixtrain
Website
bahn.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bogestra
Website
bogestra.de
Tram from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
bogestra.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - Rhein-Sieg-Express
Website
avv.de
Train from Essen, Essen Hbf to Deutz, Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Taxi Dina
Phone
+49 201/8308877
Website
taxi-dina.de
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de

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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.