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Gießen to Cologne by train

  • First train
    04:30
  • Last train
    00:11
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 5m
  • Distance
    126 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Gießen to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Gießen to Cologne take around 2 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 126 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Gießen and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Gießen to Cologne?

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Gießen to Cologne 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 26 departures.

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

The Gießen to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Gießen around 04:30 and the last train is around 00:11. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Gießen to Cologne train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Gießen to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Gießen and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Gießen to Cologne, 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.

Cologne to Gießen by train

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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.