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from Cologne to Gießen

You can get from Cologne to Gießen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Gießen on Sep 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h27 09:47AMGiessen
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07:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h27 09:47AMGiessen
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07:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h13 09:33AMGiessen
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07:16PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h17 09:33PMGiessen
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05:21PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h26 07:47PMGiessen
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Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information from Cologne to Gießen

distanceDistance78 miles (125 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€14) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 78 miles (125 km) by bus or train between Cologne and Gießen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Gießen.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Gießen
Travel to Gießen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Gießen.
What are the ways to get from Cologne to Gießen?

There are 2 ways to travel to Gießen from Cologne including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Gießen?

The cheapest way to go to Gießen from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Gießen:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a train to Gießen, which costs on average $22 (€18) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Gießen?

The quickest way to travel to Gießen from Cologne is by train, which takes on average 2 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Gießen by bus can take on average 2 h 25 min.

How many miles from Cologne to Gießen would I travel?

The distance from Cologne to Gießen is approximately 78 miles (125 km).

How many services a day are there to Gießen from Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Gießen is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Gießen from Cologne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Gießen from Cologne, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Gießen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Gießen:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Gießen, Mathematikum.
  • Most travelers take a train from Köln Hbf to Gießen.
Which travel operators can get me to Gießen from Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Gießen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Gießen by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Cologne to Gießen for $18 (€14) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Gießen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Gießen tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).
Where should I go next after I travel from Cologne to Gießen?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Gießen often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Hamburg. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Gießen and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Cologne to Gießen online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Gießen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $18 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $22 (€18) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Gießen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf

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