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

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

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

$78 - $128

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N815 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Mainz 227

$22 - $37

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  3 h 49 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 / ...

$96 - $148

Bus Eurolines DE  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Frankfurt Hbf

$63 - $88

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Mainz 237.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Brussels  •  4 h 5 min

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

$83 - $291

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$158 - $367

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$96 - $323

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Mainz is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 5 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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 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 43 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 43 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 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 43 min and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 5 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 43 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Mainz via Köln Hbf in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Mainz via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
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 41 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
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trans-regio.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgianrail.be
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2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $50
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Mainz
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Brussels North to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de

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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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Lufthansa offers flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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