There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Mainz by train, 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(M) Flughafen Regionalbf  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Mainz Römisches Theater Re / ...

$53 - $75

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Mainz 110.9 miles

$9 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ic / ...

$35 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Mainz 111.9 miles

$23 - $35

Train, fly  •  3 h 34 min

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

$87 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Mainz is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Mainz is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Mainz is 141 km. The road distance is 179 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Cologne to Mainz, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Mainz Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Mainz via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf in around 1 h 51 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Mainz Römisches Theater
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
trans-regio.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Mainz
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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