• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  5h 18m

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

$121 - $172

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Mainz 357.7 miles

$34

6 alternative options

Train  •  7h 11m

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

$140 - $210

Bus FlixBus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Mainz 026 / ...

$35 - $63

Bus Eurolines DE  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf

$47 - $106

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Mainz 362.7 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 17m

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

$61 - $174

Fly to Mannheim, train  •  4h 20m

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

$167 - $643

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to rideshare which costs 29€ and takes 6h 50m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 3h 17m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Mainz via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 23m.

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs 100€ - 150€.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Berlin to Mainz, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9h 23m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 3h 17m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Berlin to Mainz.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 284.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Mainz hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 4h 16m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Mainz twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Mainz
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
8h 40m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Mainz
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Berlin to Mainz train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 434+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

More details

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.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs 2€ - 4€.

More details