Basel to Gießen by train

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    23:23
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 39m
  • Distance
    346 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Gießen by train

Fast trains from Basel to Gießen take around 3 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 346 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Gießen.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Gießen?

Journeys between Basel and Gießen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Basel to Gießen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 12 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Gießen?

The Basel to Gießen train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Gießen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Gießen is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 04:12 and the last train is around 23:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 06:06, and the last at 23:13.

When to book Basel to Gießen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Gießen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Gießen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Gießen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Hessische Landesbahn
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.