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Train Information between Basel and Gießen

distanceDistance214 miles (345 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Gießen cover the 214 miles (345 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 42 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $39 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $39 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Gießen.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Gießen

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Basel to Gießen from $39 (€32). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect trip from Basel to Gießen with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Basel and Gießen and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Basel and Gießen by DB is 214 miles (345 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Basel to Gießen is $39 (€32).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Basel to Gießen don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Gießen
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Basel, Switzerland and Gießen, Germany allowed?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Gießen, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/27/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Basel to Gießen as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Gießen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Basel, Switzerland from Gießen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Basel from Gießen restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Gießen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Gießen closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap train to Gießen from Basel cost?
Train tickets between Basel and Gießen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $39 (€32)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Basel and Gießen?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $39 (€32)  for a train ticket from Basel to Gießen.
How many miles is it from Basel to Gießen by train?
The Basel to Gießen train distance is approximately 214 miles (345 km).
How many hours is the train time to Gießen from Basel?
The Basel to Gießen train duration is on average 5 h 42 min, which is to be expected when traveling 214 miles (345 km) from Basel to Gießen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Basel and arrival train station in Gießen?

Some of the Basel train stations to Gießen you can start your journey from include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Gießen include Gießen, Gießen Licher Str and Gießen Oswaldsgarten.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Basel SBB   and arriving in Gießen.

Where is the departure train station in Basel located? Where is the arrival train station in Gießen located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Basel SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Gießen most often arrive at Gießen and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies can get me from Basel to Gießen?
When taking a train from Basel to Gießen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Gießen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Basel and Gießen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from Basel to Gießen a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Basel to Gießen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Basel to Gießen?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Basel at 5: 11 AM. The last train leaves from Basel at 5: 11 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Basel to Gießen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Basel to Gießen for the best deals?
If you purchase the Basel to Gießen train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $39 (€32). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Basel and Gießen. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Gießen
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Gießen.