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There are 5 ways to get from Darmstadt to Mainz by train, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ice / ...

$29 - $43

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Rideshare  •  46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Darmstadt to Mainz 23.6 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darmstadt to Mainz 22.6 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Darmstadt to Mainz 22.6 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Darmstadt to Mainz 22.6 miles

$55 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Darmstadt to Mainz is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darmstadt to Mainz is to taxi which costs 75€ - 90€ and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Darmstadt to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Darmstadt Hbf and arriving at Mainz Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between Darmstadt and Mainz is 29 km. The road distance is 36.2 km.

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The best way to get from Darmstadt to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from Darmstadt to Mainz, including transfers.

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Darmstadt to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Darmstadt Hbf station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Darmstadt to Mainz is 36 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Darmstadt to Mainz.

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  • Distance: 18.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Darmstadt to Mainz via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 1 h 18 min.

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 Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Darmstadt to Mainz
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Frankfurt
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Darmstadt to Mainz
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Green
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
Taxi from Darmstadt to Mainz
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69/230001
Website
taxi-frankfurt.de
Taxi City-Otten GmbH
Phone
+49 69/442440
Website
taxi-city.de
Main Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69 733030
Website
main-taxi-frankfurt.de
Frankfurter Taxi
Phone
+49 69/13396726

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Darmstadt and Mainz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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