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Brussels to Gelsenkirchen by train

  • First train
    05:54
  • Last train
    22:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    207 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 28m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen by train

Fast trains from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 207 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen.

1. Are there direct trains from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen?

Journeys between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Brussels to Gelsenkirchen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Gelsenkirchen is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 06:25 and the last train is around 22:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 05:54, and the last at 22:56.

When to book Brussels to Gelsenkirchen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Brussels to Gelsenkirchen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brussels and Gelsenkirchen?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Thalys

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

Gelsenkirchen to Brussels 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.