There are 9 ways to get from Munich to Gießen by train, car, bus, rideshare 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, drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Fulda Ice
  2. Drive from Fulda to Gießen

$99 - $145

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Giessen 281 miles

$22 - $27

7 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Gießen Ic

$103 - $146

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Gießen, Gießen Mathematikum 037

$25 - $45

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Gießen

$87 - $162

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Gießen 281.7 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Munich to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Gießen

$117 - $271

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Gießen

$150 - $286

Fly Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MUC - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Windeck, Au
  3. Take the train from Windeck, Au to Gießen Bf

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Gießen is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Munich to Gießen is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Gießen, Gießen Mathematikum. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Munich to Gießen. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Gießen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

More details

The distance between Munich and Gießen is 344 km. The road distance is 450.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Munich to Gießen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 85€ - 130€.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Munich to Gießen, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Munich to Gießen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Munich to Gießen is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 85€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Munich to Gießen.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Gießen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Gießen once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Gießen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Windeck, Au
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Windeck, Au to Gießen Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
hlb-online.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Gießen, Gießen Mathematikum
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Gießen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Giessen
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

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.