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

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Fly from Dresden

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA)

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Mainz

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Train to Leipzig, fly

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Bus via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hbf to Mainz

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Mainz
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Dresden to Mainz is to rideshare, which costs €27 and takes 5h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Mainz is to fly which costs €65 - €220 and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Mainz. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Mainz, Römisches Theater via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Dresden and Mainz is 404 km. The road distance is 498.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €90 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Dresden to Mainz, including transfers.

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Dresden to Mainz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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Dresden to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Mainz is to fly which takes 2h 55m and costs €65 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €90 - €130 and takes 5h 6m, you could also bus via Frankfurt am Main, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 403.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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

Lufthansa flies from Dresden Hbf to Mainz 3 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost €85 - €120 and the journey takes 4h 24m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
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.
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Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Dresden Hbf to Mainz
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Mainz
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dresden Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Dresden 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 Dresden to Mainz is 499 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Dresden to Mainz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dresden Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dresden 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 Dresden to Dresden Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €3 - €5.

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