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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Mainz by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 12 / ...

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Rideshare  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Mainz 570.9 km

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Bus  •  8h 40m

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

Night train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Mainz, Hauptbahnhof 91 / ...

Drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Mainz 579.9 km

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt  •  3h 24m

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

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 17m

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (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 Flughafen to Mainz, Römisches Theater

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

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to fly which takes 3h 24m and costs €100 - €340.

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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 twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 40m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Mainz, Hauptbahnhof. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Berlin and Mainz is 455 km. The road distance is 579.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €75 - €110.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m 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 Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Mainz is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €75 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 8h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €100 - €340 and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 455.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €65 - €95 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Mainz central train station twice daily. Tickets cost €50 - €70 and the journey takes 8h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Mainz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
€130 - €170
Seating Carriage
€55 - €80
Couchette Carriage
€110 - €140
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
https://www.flixtrain.com/
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €45
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€17 - €25
1st Class Full Fare
€30 - €45
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen to Mainz, Römisches Theater
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
vlexx
Phone
+49 6131 61012-11
Email
info@vlexx.de
Website
vlexx.de
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen to Mainz, Römisches Theater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
vlexx
Süwex
Phone
0621 8301200
Website
suewex.de
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen to Mainz, Römisches Theater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
suewex.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Mainz central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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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 580 km. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Berlin to Mainz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 761+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at €45 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 Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €3 - €27.

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