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

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$59 - $89

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Rideshare  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mainz to Düsseldorf 134.4 miles

$11 - $19

6 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 10 min

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

$45 - $70

Drive, train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Mainz to Koblenz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ic / ...

$16 - $149

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Mainz to Düsseldorf 227 / ...

$12 - $21

Train TransRegio  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena Rb26
  2. Take the train from Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena to Düsseldorf Hbf S11 / ...

$44 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Mainz to Düsseldorf 135.5 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS

$85 - $267

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mainz and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mainz Hbf and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Mainz and Düsseldorf is 174 km. The road distance is 216.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mainz to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Mainz to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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Mainz to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Mainz to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Mainz to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mainz to Düsseldorf hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mainz to Düsseldorf twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h 10 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

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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Düsseldorf Hnf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
trans-regio.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
avv.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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mainz to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mainz to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mainz to Düsseldorf is 217 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Mainz to Düsseldorf.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Mainz to Düsseldorf bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1037+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Mainz and Düsseldorf. 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 Mainz to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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