The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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3 h 40 m
3 h 56 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Basel to Gießen without transferring at least once.
|Distance||214 miles (345 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||$27 (€26)|
|Train frequency||19 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Basel to Gießen cover the 214 miles (345 km) long route taking on average 4 h 37 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $27 (€26), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Gießen.
Travel from Basel to Gießen from $24 (€23) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train from Basel to Gießen. 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.
Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Gießen train information:
Travel by train between Basel, Switzerland and Gießen, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 9/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Gießen from Basel closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/26/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Basel from Gießen.
When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When arriving in Gießen, you can end your journey in train stations like Gießen, Gießen Licher Str and Gießen Oswaldsgarten.
Omio customers book a train from Basel SBB to Gießen most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Basel SBB and travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Gießen and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the train station to the city center in Gießen.
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