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Duration 1h 30m
Distance 179 km
Average price 35€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Mainz and Cologne takes 1h 30m and the fastest train takes 1h 18m. There is an hourly train service from Mainz to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

  1. Mainz Roemisches Theater
  2. Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Cologne
1h 25m
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34€ - 77€

Mainz to Cologne train times

Trains run hourly between Mainz and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 05:05 in the morning, and the last departure from Mainz is at 22:35 which arrives into Cologne at 00:05. All services require a transfer at FRANKFURT(M) FLUGHAFEN REGIONALBF and take an average of 1h 30m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mainz Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Mainz and Cologne is 141 km. The road distance is 179 km.

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Mainz to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Mainz Roemisches Theater station.

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Mainz to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Mainz and Cologne?

You can take a train from Mainz to Cologne via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 1h 25m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mainz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mainz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mainz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
TransRegio
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
TransRegio
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Train from Mainz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 100€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mainz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€

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