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There are 7 ways to get from Annecy to Mainz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ic / ...

154€ - 351€

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Bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Freiburg, Busbahnhof RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Mainz central train station 476

40€ - 61€

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Bus, train via Basel  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern Ic1
  3. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Roemisches Theater Re

162€ - 322€

Bus, train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern Ic1
  3. Take the train from Bern to Mainz Hbf Ec

166€ - 311€

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Mainz 614.6 km

65€ - 100€

Bus to Geneva, fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA

80€ - 213€

Bus to Lyon, fly  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LYS - FRA

83€ - 148€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mainz is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mainz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mainz is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Mainz is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Mainz is to bus and fly which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Mainz station. However, there are services departing from Annecy, Galbert and arriving at Mainz central train station via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 33m.

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The distance between Annecy and Mainz is 481 km. The road distance is 614.6 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs 150€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Annecy to Mainz, including transfers.

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Annecy to Mainz bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Mainz is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs 150€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Annecy to Mainz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mainz central train station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 480.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 51m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Mainz, Germany?

You can take a train from Annecy to Mainz via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Lancy-Bachet, Genève, Olten, Basel Sbb, and Mannheim Hbf in around 7h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Mainz via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Genève, Bel-Air, Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere, Freiburg, Busbahnhof, and Freiburg in around 12h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 240€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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 Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Roemisches Theater
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

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 Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Transalis
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Freiburg, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg to Mainz central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus

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