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How to travel from Kassel to Göttingen by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Kassel to Göttingen? Look no further.

You'll usually find 52 trains per day running between Kassel and Göttingen, which usually take 22 minutes to complete the 40 km journey. It can take as little as 17 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train operated by either DB or FlixTrain to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from Kassel to Göttingen if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $5.70. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Kassel to Göttingen by train

It takes an average of 22m to travel from Kassel to Göttingen by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 52 trains per day traveling from Kassel to Göttingen and tickets for this journey start from $5.70 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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40 miles (25 km)


52 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $5.70

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Kassel to Göttingen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Kassel to Göttingen for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:21 11:38 17m, direct
11:36 11:54 18m, direct
11:56 12:16 20m, direct
12:36 12:54 18m, direct
12:46 13:45 59m, direct
13:36 13:54 18m, direct
13:45 14:03 18m, direct
13:56 14:15 19m, direct
14:21 14:38 17m, direct
14:37 14:54 17m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains from Kassel to Göttingen

You can travel from Kassel to Göttingen on Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Kassel to Göttingen

The price of train tickets from Kassel to Göttingen starts at $5.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Kassel to Göttingen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Kassel to Göttingen

Want to know more about your journey from Kassel to Göttingen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Kassel to Göttingen take?

The average journey time by train between Kassel and Göttingen is 22 minutes, with around 52 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Kassel and Göttingen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Kassel to Göttingen is 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Kassel to Göttingen cost?

Train tickets from Kassel to Göttingen can start from as little as $5.70 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Kassel to Göttingen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Kassel to Göttingen without having to change trains. There are 51 direct trains from Kassel to Göttingen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Kassel to Göttingen leave?

The first train from Kassel to Göttingen leaves at 04:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Kassel to Göttingen leave?

The last train from Kassel to Göttingen leaves at 23:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Kassel and Göttingen by train?

Trains travelling from Kassel to Göttingen cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Göttingen to Kassel.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Kassel to Göttingen for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/12/2023 for travel on 01/12/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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