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Essen to Gelsenkirchen by train

  • First train
    04:07
  • Last train
    00:44
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    7m
  • Distance
    9 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    72
  • Avg. journey time
    9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Essen to Gelsenkirchen by train

Fast trains from Essen to Gelsenkirchen take around 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 9 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Gelsenkirchen.

1. Are there direct trains from Essen to Gelsenkirchen?

Direct trains from Essen to Gelsenkirchen have been found.

We usually find around 70 direct trains on the route from Essen to Gelsenkirchen every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 79 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Essen to Gelsenkirchen?

The Essen to Gelsenkirchen train travel time is normally about 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Essen to Gelsenkirchen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Gelsenkirchen is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 04:07 and the last train is around 00:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Essen around 04:44, and the last at 00:44.

When to book Essen to Gelsenkirchen train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Essen to Gelsenkirchen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Essen and Gelsenkirchen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Essen to Gelsenkirchen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Gelsenkirchen to Essen by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.