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

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Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ic / ...

$89 - $129

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Mainz 026 / ...

$17 - $45

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$102 - $149

Bus, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln
  2. Take the train from Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena to Mainz Hbf Rb26

$80 - $106

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Mainz 237.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Brussels  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

$98 - $291

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$97 - $324

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$136 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Mainz is to bus which costs 14€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Mainz is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Mainz via Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Mainz Hbf via Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Mainz is 295 km. The road distance is 380.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Brussels to Mainz, including transfers.

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Brussels to Mainz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Mainz is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Mainz, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Mainz via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Köln Hbf in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Mainz via Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
trans-regio.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Mainz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Turancar
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Luxembourg to Mainz
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Brussels to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Mainz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Mainz is 380 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Brussels to Mainz.

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Mainz bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 412+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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