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There are 4 ways to get from Gießen to Mannheim by train, rideshare or car

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

€24 - €107

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Rideshare  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Giessen to Mannheim 136.9 km

€7 - €11

2 alternative options

Train  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the train from Giessen to Mannheim Hbf Ice

€30 - €45

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Gießen to Mannheim 137 km

€14 - €22

Gießen to Mannheim by train

The train journey time between Gießen and Mannheim is around 1h 58m and covers a distance of around 143 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 32m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH and others, the Gießen to Mannheim train service departs from Giessen and arrives in Mannheim Hbf. Typically 262 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 58m
Fastest train time:
1h 32m
Trains per week:
262
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
23:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gießen to Mannheim train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Gießen → Mannheim
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gießen to Mannheim is to rideshare which costs €7 - €11 and takes 1h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Gießen to Mannheim is to drive which takes 1h 12m and costs €14 - €22.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Giessen and arriving at Mannheim Hbf. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 1h 34m.

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The distance between Gießen and Mannheim is 123 km. The road distance is 137 km.

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The best way to get from Gießen to Mannheim without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 1h 31m and costs €24 - €110.

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It takes approximately 1h 31m to get from Gießen to Mannheim, including transfers.

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Gießen to Mannheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Giessen station.

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Gießen to Mannheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gießen to Mannheim is 137 km. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Gießen to Mannheim.

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  • Distance: 123 km
  • Duration: 1h 31m

What companies run services between Gießen, Germany and Mannheim, Germany?

You can take a train from Gießen to Mannheim via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 1h 31m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Giessen to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €27
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Railjet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Giessen to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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