Dusseldorf to Gelsenkirchen: By Train, Taxi or Bus?

Updated on December 29, 2023  

dusseldorf to gelsenkirchen

As I live near Cologne, the same state as Dusseldorf, friends visiting here often ask me about the most efficient and cost-effective way to travel to neighboring cities. One of the most common questions is "What's the best way to get from Düsseldorf to Gelsenkirchen?"

Fortunately, there are plenty of options available from Düsseldorf, whether it is by train, bus, car rental and even flight! Each one has its pros and cons, which I'll outline below.

So keep reading to find out the best ways to get from Düsseldorf to Gelsenkirchen!

Where is Gelsenkirchen?

Gelsenkirchen is a city located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. It is situated in the western part of the country, in the Ruhr area, which is known for its industrial heritage and is part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.

How far is Gelsenkirchen from Düsseldorf?

The two cities are approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) apart, and well-connected to each other.

The time taken varies depending on which mode of transport and which route you take.

Hopping on a train will whisk you from Düsseldorf to Gelsenkirchen in around 45 min! Driving takes longer at around 1 hour.

Düsseldorf to Gelsenkirchen by Train