How to Get to Giessen


Trains
There are several possibilities to get to Giessen. It has a main station in the center and three more stations mostly for slow trains. There are trains stopping in Giessen on the way from Frankfurt to Cologne, Rhine/Ruhr connection (Giessen-Cologne) and several slow trains going to Fulda for example.
         
 
Deutsche Bahn Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund  Verkehrsgesellschaft Oberhessen
Nordhessischer VerkehrsVerbund Verkehrsgemeinschaft Westfalen-Süd

Come by bus
Also there are two stations for long-distance coaches, one next to the main station at Mathematikum and the other one from Licher Straße at Automeile.
 
Flixbus Mein Fernbus BerlinLinienBus
Megabus Postbus Eurolines
Ecolines Dein Bus

City busses
Giessen has a wide choice of city busses connecting the center with other districts and other towns around Giessen. The city busses are provided by Stadtwerke Giessen and the interurban busses by the VGO.
 
Stadtwerke Giessen Verkehrsgesellschaft Oberhessen

Unfortunately, Giessen doesn't have an own airport anymore as it was closed after WWII. Therefore the nearest airport is the Frankfurt/Main Airport. It's about 70km away and approached by most important airlines. If you fly with Ryanair for example, your destination airport will be Frankfurt/Hahn. It's 150km away but has a good connection to the Frankfurt city center from where you can go by train, bus or taxi. It's only approached by Ryanair, Sunexpress and Wizzair.
 
Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

Arrive in car
Last but not least, Giessen is reachable by car. It's surrounded by the highway ring called Giessener Ring. It has access to all nearby highways as the A5 (Frankfurt-Kassel), the A45 (Dortmund-Würzburg/Hanau) and the A3 (Frankfurt-Cologne). Highways with even numbers connect cities in the East and West of Germany horizontally. Cities in the North and South of Germany are connected vertilcally by highways with uneven digits.
If you don't have your own car you can try carsharing or car rental services. Mitfahrgelegenheit.de and blablacar collect announces posted by private persons on the web sites. For relocations inside the city exists a company that rents transporters basically to students. Non-students pay 5€ more. For relocationes to other cities or trips exist a lot of different companies having special offers.
 
Blablacar Mitfahrgelegenheit Mitfahrzentrale
Studibus Europcar Sixt
Avis Buchbinder Sommer Autovermietung
   
  Car Plus Autovermietung