There are 4 ways to get from Heidelberg to Mainz by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  53 min

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

$24 - $35

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Rideshare  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Mainz 56.6 miles

$5

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Mainz 227

$5 - $10

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Mainz 55.5 miles

$11 - $17

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Mainz. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Mainz Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Mainz is 71 km. The road distance is 88.8 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs .

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The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mainz Hbf takes 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Mainz is to train which takes 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Heidelberg to Mainz hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg to Mainz twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 35 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Mainz
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heidelberg to Mainz
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Mainz is 89 km. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Heidelberg to Mainz.

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

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