Duration 3h 8m
Distance 160 km
Average price 45€
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Gießen takes 3h 8m and the fastest train takes 2h 17m. There is a train service every few hours from Cologne to Gießen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Gießen
2h 54m
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33€ - 124€

Cologne to Gießen train times

Trains run hourly between Cologne and Gießen. The earliest departure is at 06:11 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne is at 22:23 which arrives into Gießen at 03:16. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 8m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Gießen. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Giessen via Siegburg/Bonn and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Cologne and Gießen is 127 km. The road distance is 160 km.

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Cologne to Gießen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Siegburg/Bonn station.

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Cologne to Gießen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Giessen station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Gießen?

You can take a train from Cologne to Gießen via Siegburg/Bonn and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 2h 54m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Giessen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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