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There are 4 ways to get from Münster to Forsbach by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...

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Bus  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Münster Frie-Vendt-Platz to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina 027 / ...

2 alternative options

Train, line 227 bus  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Essen Hbf 30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte Re / ...
  3. Take the line 227 bus from Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf to Bergisch Gladbach Bensberg 227

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Münster to Forsbach 164.6 km

Münster to Forsbach by train

The train journey time between Münster and Forsbach is around 2h 37m and covers a distance of around 180 km. This includes an average layover time of around 24 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 13m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Münster to Forsbach train service departs from Muenster(Westf)Hbf and arrives in Hoffnungsthal. Typically 22 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 12m
Layover time:
24 min
Total time:
2h 37m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 13m
Train distance:
180 km
Trains per week:
22
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:03
Last train departs at:
23:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Münster to Forsbach train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Münster to Forsbach is to bus which costs €11 - €14 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Münster to Forsbach is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Münster to Forsbach. However, there are services departing from Münster Frie-Vendt-Platz and arriving at Rösrath Halfenhof via Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Münster to Forsbach. However, there are services departing from Muenster(Westf)Hbf and arriving at Hoffnungsthal via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Münster and Forsbach is 120 km. The road distance is 164.6 km.

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The best way to get from Münster to Forsbach without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs €14 - €75.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Münster to Forsbach, including transfers.

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Münster to Forsbach bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Münster Frie-Vendt-Platz station.

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Münster to Forsbach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Muenster(Westf)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Münster to Forsbach is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs €14 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €14 and takes 3h 53m.

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  • Distance: 119.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 13m

What companies run services between Münster, Germany and Forsbach, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €50 - €70 and the journey takes 1h 42m. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Münster Frie-Vendt-Platz to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina 4 times a week, and the journey takes 3h 5m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Münster to Essen central station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Essen Hbf to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Bahn DE
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Bus operators
Wupsi
Website
wupsi.de
Bus from Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf to Bergisch Gladbach Bensberg
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Wupsi
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Münster Frie-Vendt-Platz to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Münster bus stop to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Münster to Forsbach bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina station.

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Münster to Forsbach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Münster to Forsbach is 165 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Münster to Forsbach.

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