There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Mainz by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$122 - $174

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Rideshare  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Mainz 357.7 miles

$34

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ic

$140 - $210

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Mainz N13

$35 - $60

Bus Eurolines DE  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf

$47 - $107

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Mainz 362.7 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Frankfurt (FRA) TXL - FRA

$61 - $174

Fly to Mannheim, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Mannheim (MHG) TXL - MHG
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf

$167 - $643

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Mainz. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Mainz Hbf. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Mainz is 455 km. The road distance is 580.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Berlin to Mainz, including transfers.

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Berlin to Mainz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz station.

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Berlin to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Berlin to Mainz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mainz station.

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  • Distance: 284.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Mainz, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Mainz hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Mainz twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Mainz
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Mainz
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Berlin to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Mainz is 580 km. It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to drive from Berlin to Mainz.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Mainz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 410+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Mainz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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