How to travel from Zurich to Gießen

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Travel Information from Zurich to Gießen

distanceDistance221 miles (357 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $174
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 8 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $174 (€160) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 221 miles (357 km) from Zurich to Gießen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Gießen.

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Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Gießen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Gießen from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Gießen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 8/8/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Zurich and Gießen.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Gießen restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Gießen?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Gießen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Zurich to Gießen: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Zurich and Gießen is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Gießen:

Taking a bus is about $162 (€149) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $174 (€160) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $20 (€19) less than taking a train, which costs on average $32 (€30) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Gießen from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Gießen can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 24 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Gießen by train can take on average 5 h 6 min.

The distance is approximately 221 miles (357 km) from Zurich to Gießen.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Gießen is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Zurich and Gießen as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Gießen:

  • Buses most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Gießen at Gießen, Liebigstraße (Mathematikum).
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Gießen at Gießen.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Gießen:

  • You can travel by plane between Zurich and Gießen with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Zurich to Gießen tickets for $174 (€160) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Zurich and Gießen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Gießen tickets for $32 (€30) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Gießen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Hamburg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Gießen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Gießen and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Zurich 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 $12 (€11) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $174 (€160) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $32 (€30) one way.

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

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