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Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train

The journey from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train is 40.42 mi and takes 1 hr 56 min. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:04 AM and the last at 5:49 PM. It is possible to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train for as little as $4.10 or as much as $31.82. The best price for this journey is $4.10.

Lowest Price$4.10
Journey Duration1 hr 56 min
Connection per Day31
Lowest Price$4.10
Highest Price$31.82
First Departure12:04 AM
Last Departure5:49 PM
Distance40.42 mi
DepartureGelsenkirchen
ArrivalCologne
CarriersFlixTrain, DB - Regional ExpressMore

Gelsenkirchen to Cologne Train Times

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Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne. On average, though, you'll pay about $25.94 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $4.10, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. 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 train 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 train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne. On average, though, you'll pay about $25.94 for a train 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 train 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 train tickets.

How long does it take to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train?

The distance between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is approximately 40.42 mi. In general, it will take you about 1 hr 56 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne 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 Gelsenkirchen and Cologne will complete the journey in 1 hr 7 min. On average, it will take you about 1 hr 56 min to travel the 40.42 mi between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.

Which stations can I use on the Gelsenkirchen to Cologne route?

In Gelsenkirchen, departure stations include Gelsenkirchen,Wanne-Eickel Central Station. When you arrive in Cologne, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cologne Bonn Airport,Koeln Messe/deutz,Köln, Hbf,Köln-Mülheim . Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Gelsenkirchen leave for Cologne?

You will be able to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 31 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 2 direct connections from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 29 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne, 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 Gelsenkirchen to Cologne.

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.

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Find the best day to travel to Cologne by train

When travelling to Cologne by train, 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.

Deutsche Bahn is the German national railway company headquartered in Berlin, Germany which operates an extensive rail network throughout Germany, including high-speed intercity trains (ICE), regional trains, and local commuter trains.

Eurobahn is a private railway company that operates in Germany. It was founded in 1998 and offers regional and commuter train services in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Eurobahn operates on several lines, including the S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr, the RB 61, and the RB 52. The company is known for its modern trains and high-quality service, including free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Eurobahn is committed to sustainability and has implemented several measures to reduce its environmental impact, such as using energy-efficient trains and promoting public transportation as an alternative to driving.

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.

VIAS Rail is a Belgian railway company that operates passenger and freight trains in Belgium and the Netherlands. It was established in 2014 as a joint venture between the French railway company SNCF and the Belgian railway company SNCB. VIAS Rail operates high-speed trains, regional trains, and commuter trains, as well as providing rail freight services. The company aims to provide safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation solutions to its customers. VIAS Rail is committed to reducing its environmental impact by investing in energy-efficient trains and promoting sustainable practices throughout its operations.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Regionalbahn is a type of train service in Germany that operates on regional routes, connecting smaller towns and cities with larger ones. These trains are usually slower than intercity trains, but they make more stops and are more affordable. Regionalbahn trains are operated by various companies, including Deutsche Bahn, and they offer single and multiple-day tickets. The trains are often used by commuters and tourists who want to explore the countryside and smaller towns.

Ticket types and facilities from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) when traveling from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne.

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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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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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
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
Services on board FlixTrain, DB - Regional Express and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train.
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Gelsenkirchen to Cologne CO2 Emissions by Train

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4.55kg
Bus
4.88kg
Flight
13.01kg
Car
10.41kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne are 4.55kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne? By taking the train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne you will save 8.46kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.33kg compared to a bus and 5.86kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
A train ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is $25.94. 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 $4.10.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is $4.10. 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 Gelsenkirchen and Cologne by train?
Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is 40.42 mi.
How long does the train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne take?
Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is on average 1 hr 56 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 7 min.
Which companies operate from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
The train journey from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, DB - Regional Express, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), VIAS Rail, Eurobahn, Deutsche Bahn, DB - Regionalbahn and National Express.
How many train connections per day go from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
Gelsenkirchen to Cologne has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne leave?
The earliest train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne departs at 12:04 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 train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne depart?
The latest train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne departs at 5:49 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 Gelsenkirchen to Cologne in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $4.10 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.
How many direct connections depart from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Gelsenkirchen to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne is 1 hr 7 min.
Is there a direct train from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Gelsenkirchen to Cologne by train?
The train journey from Gelsenkirchen to Cologne creates 4.55kg of CO2 emissions.

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