Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Paris?

Book now

There are 6 ways to get from Gießen to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est 82 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Gießen to Frankfurt central train station 135
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris N1305 / ...

4 alternative options

Train via Aachen  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Giessen to Siegen Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Kirchen to Aachen, Hbf Re9
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Gießen to Paris Gallieni 629 km

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

Gießen to Paris by train

The train journey time between Gießen and Paris is around 5h 3m and covers a distance of around 723 km. This includes an average layover time of around 20 min. The fastest train normally takes 4h 54m. Operated by HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Gießen to Paris train service departs from Giessen and arrives in Paris Est. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 42m
Layover time:
20 min
Total time:
5h 3m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 54m
Train distance:
723 km
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
17:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gießen to Paris train schedules

Germany → France
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into France from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Show more details
Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

Show less

Conditions of entry into France from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Monaco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, Suriname and Turkey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Show less

Rules to follow in France

1m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Germany.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gießen to Paris is to bus which costs €24 - €45 and takes 9h 40m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Gießen to Paris is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €70 - €280 and takes 4h 54m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Gießen to Paris. However, there are services departing from Gießen and arriving at Paris via Frankfurt central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Gießen to Paris. However, there are services departing from Giessen and arriving at Paris Est via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

More details

The distance between Gießen and Paris is 493 km. The road distance is 629 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Gießen to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs €110 - €220.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Gießen to Paris, including transfers.

More details

Gießen to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Gießen station.

More details

Gießen to Paris train services, operated by HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH, depart from Giessen station.

More details

The best way to get from Gießen to Paris is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs €110 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €45 and takes 9h 40m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Gießen to Paris.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 493.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Gießen, Germany and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Gießen to Paris via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gießen to Paris Bercy via Frankfurt central train station in around 9h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Train operators
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
Train from Giessen to Siegen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Gießen Bahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Kirchen to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Bahn DE
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 Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Gießen Bahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
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 Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €210
Website
Thalys
Standard
€100 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€150 - €210
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gießen to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main bus station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

Search flights

Gießen to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

More details

Gießen to Paris train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr, arrive at Paris Est station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Gießen to Paris is 629 km. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Gießen to Paris.

Get driving directions

Gulf Air Bahrain, Lufthansa and Air France offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

Search flights

Book your Gießen to Paris train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Book your Gießen to Paris bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 2379+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details