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Train Information between Rotterdam and Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance116 miles (187 km)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen cover the 116 miles (187 km) long route taking on average 3 h 42 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen

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Deutsche Bahn

Looking for trains from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen? Deutsche Bahn is one of the best companies to travel with on the 116 miles (187 km) trip from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen. As an official travel partner of Deutsche Bahn, Omio quickly shows you the latest Deutsche Bahn train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Deutsche Bahn train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen, you can quickly see if the Deutsche Bahn ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Rotterdam - Gelsenkirchen train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Deutsche Bahn!

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Travel Tips

Trains from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen
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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen?

Travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Gelsenkirchen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Gelsenkirchen from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Rotterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 28/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen closer to your date of departure here.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Gelsenkirchen, Germany to Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Rotterdam from Gelsenkirchen?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Gelsenkirchen?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 25/11/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from Gelsenkirchen.

How many miles is it from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen by train?
You should expect to travel around 116 miles (187 km)  between Rotterdam and Gelsenkirchen by train.
How many hours does it take from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen by train?
On average the Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen train time is 3 h 42 min  covering the 116 miles (187 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen, which train station in Rotterdam do I depart from and which train station in Gelsenkirchen do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Rotterdam and Gelsenkirchen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. Your route can end in train stations such as Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Gelsenkirchen-Hassel and Gelsenkirchen Zoo.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Rotterdam Centraal   and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

Where is the train station in Rotterdam to go to Gelsenkirchen? Where is the train station in Gelsenkirchen located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Gelsenkirchen Hbf, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Gelsenkirchen from Rotterdam?
Take the Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Gelsenkirchen from Rotterdam?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Rotterdam to Gelsenkirchen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Gelsenkirchen
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rotterdam for your journey to Gelsenkirchen.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transport options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar

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