There are 5 ways to get from Mainz to Cologne 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 Fernbf  •  1 h 35 min

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

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mainz to Cologne 110.8 miles

$7 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 59 min

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

$35 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Mainz to Cologne 111.9 miles

$23 - $35

Fly, train  •  3 h 11 min

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

$116 - $314

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

You can take a train from Mainz to Cologne via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 1 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
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 Mainz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
trans-regio.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mainz to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mainz to Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Mainz to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Mainz to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mainz to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Mainz to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

Is there a direct train between Mainz and Cologne?

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

How long does it take to get from Mainz to Cologne?

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Mainz to Cologne, including transfers.