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Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf by train

It takes an average of 5h 26m to travel from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (205 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $27.29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 00m
Price$27.29 - $129.31
Distance127 miles (205 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationGelsenkirchen Hbf
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsABR, DB, erb,

Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf for martedì lug 21º 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:34 15:50 3h 16m, 2 changes
13:07 17:28 4h 21m, 3 changes
14:34 17:58 3h 24m, 2 changes
14:34 18:45 4h 11m, 1 change
15:07 19:28 4h 21m, 3 changes
15:11 19:58 4h 47m, 6 changes
17:25 20:25 3h 00m, 1 change
18:34 21:49 3h 15m, 2 changes
19:07 23:28 4h 21m, 3 changes
19:11 23:58 4h 47m, 6 changes

Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, EC (Eurocity) and IC (Intercity) trains from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf

You can travel from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, EC (Eurocity) and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf

Train tickets from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf start at $27.29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $75.17.
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from$27.29
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avg. single price$75.17

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen Hbf is 5 hours and 26 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf is 3 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf can start from as little as $27.29 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf. Travelling from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf leave?

The first train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf leave?

The last train from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf leaves at 23:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf cover a distance of around 127 miles (205 km) during the journey.

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Gelsenkirchen Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/21/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/25/2020 for travel on 07/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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