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Travelling from Gelsenkirchen to Essen by train

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

Are there direct trains from Gelsenkirchen to Essen?

Direct trains from Gelsenkirchen to Essen have been found.

We usually find around 53 direct trains on the route from Gelsenkirchen to Essen every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

How long is the train journey from Gelsenkirchen to Essen?

The Gelsenkirchen to Essen train travel time is normally about 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Gelsenkirchen to Essen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Gelsenkirchen around 04:25 and the last train is around 00:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Gelsenkirchen around 04:08, and the last at 00:22.

When to book Gelsenkirchen to Essen 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 Gelsenkirchen to Essen by train.

Which train companies operate between Gelsenkirchen and Essen?

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

  • Intercity
  • 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.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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