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Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by bus

The journey from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by bus is 40.42 mi and takes 2 hr 21 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 11:01 AM and the last at 12:25 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by bus for as little as $5.13 or as much as $8.20. The best price for this journey is $5.13.

Lowest Price$5.13
Journey Duration2 hr 21 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$5.13
Highest Price$8.20
First Departure11:01 AM
Last Departure12:25 PM
Distance40.42 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalGelsenkirchen
CarriersFlixTrain, FlixBus

Cologne to Gelsenkirchen Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?

When you're traveling from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $6.67. You might be able to find prices as low as $5.13, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen. On average, though, you'll pay about $6.67 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does the journey from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen take by bus?

With a distance of 40.42 mi between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen, it will usually take 2 hr 21 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 2 hr 21 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen will complete the journey in 1 hr 4 min.On average, it will take you about 2 hr 21 min to travel the 40.42 mi between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen.

When do departures from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Cologne at 11:01 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 12:25 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first journey of the night departs from Cologne at 11:01 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 12:25 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

How many daily journeys are there from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?

The route from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Cologne 1 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 1 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book Cologne to Gelsenkirchen travel

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen

The cheapest Cologne - Gelsenkirchen bus tickets can be found for as low as $13.94 if you’re lucky, or $20.69 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $25.43.

Find the best day to travel to Gelsenkirchen by bus

When travelling to Gelsenkirchen by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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power_sockets Power sockets
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accessibility Accessibility
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by bus.
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wifi WiFi check check
power_sockets Power sockets check check
luggage Luggage check check
accessibility Accessibility check cross
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air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper check cross

Cologne to Gelsenkirchen CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
4.55kg
Bus
4.88kg
Flight
13.01kg
Car
10.41kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is $6.67. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.13.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is $5.13. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen by bus?
Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is 40.42 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen take?
Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is on average 2 hr 21 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 4 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
The bus journey from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
Cologne to Gelsenkirchen has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen departs at 11:01 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen departs at 12:25 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $5.13 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cologne to go to Gelsenkirchen. You can go from Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Flughafen, Köln Hbf (Breslauer Platz) and Cologne Mülheim and you can arrive at Gelsenkirchen Hbf and Wanne-Eickel Hbf.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen is 1 hr 4 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Gelsenkirchen.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Gelsenkirchen by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Gelsenkirchen creates 4.88kg of CO2 emissions.

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