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

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Train  •  4h 58m

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

€104 - €145

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Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Frankfurt - Main station Berlin - Central Bus Station > Leipzig > Frankfurt - Main station

€24 - €32

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Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Mainz central train station N13

€30 - €40

Rideshare  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Mainz 570.9 km

€29

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Mainz 577 km

€60 - €90

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt  •  3h 13m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA

€37 - €224

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA

€88 - €282

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Mainz Roemisches Theater

€71 - €356

Berlin to Mainz by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Mainz is around 5h 17m and covers a distance of around 603 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin to Mainz train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Mainz Roemisches Theater. Typically 110 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 17m
Fastest train time:
4h 40m
Trains per week:
110
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
21:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Mainz train schedules

Trains departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Berlin → Mainz
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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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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to bus via Frankfurt am Main which costs €23 - €35 and takes 9h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to fly which costs €35 - €230 and takes 3h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Mainz central train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Mainz Roemisches Theater via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Berlin and Mainz is 455 km. The road distance is 577 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs €100 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Berlin to Mainz, including transfers.

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

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Berlin to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs €100 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €230 and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 455.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €95 - €140 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Mainz central train station once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Mainz Roemisches Theater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Mainz Roemisches Theater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Mainz central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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 Berlin - Central Bus Station to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
€29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Mainz is 577 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Berlin to Mainz.

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