There are 11 ways to get from Mannheim to Chemnitz by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train, bus via Gera  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Gera Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Gera to Chemnitz 082 / ...

82€ - 152€

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Rideshare  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Mannheim to Chemnitz 467.9 km

22€ - 29€

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Riesa Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

Bus via Jena  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Jena, Jena central bus station N1305
  2. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Chemnitz 082 / ...

28€ - 34€

Bus  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim ZOB to Chemnitz

Train, bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Weinheim to Erfurt Flx10
  2. Take the bus from Erfurt to Chemnitz 082 / ...

32€ - 40€

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Chemnitz 467.4 km

55€ - 85€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden, bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  3. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Chemnitz

78€ - 333€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Leipzig, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Riesa
  4. Take the train from Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden, bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dresden (DRS) STR - DRS
  3. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Chemnitz

84€ - 245€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Leipzig, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Leipzig (LEJ) STR - LEJ
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Riesa
  4. Take the train from Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Chemnitz is to rideshare which costs 22€ - 29€ and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Chemnitz is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Chemnitz. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Chemnitz. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof via Leipzig Hbf and Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Chemnitz is 351 km. The road distance is 467.4 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Chemnitz without a car is to train and bus via Gera which takes 6h 2m and costs 80€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Mannheim to Chemnitz, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Chemnitz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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

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What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Chemnitz, Germany?

You can take a train from Mannheim to Chemnitz via Leipzig Hbf, Riesa, and Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Chemnitz via Jena, Jena central bus station in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Riesa
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Riesa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Riesa
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Weinheim to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Flixtrain
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 33€
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
Railjet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gera to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Erfurt to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Mannheim ZOB to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Bus from Dresden Hbf to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mannheim to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Chemnitz is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus via Jena, which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 7h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Mannheim to Chemnitz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chemnitz station.

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Mannheim to Chemnitz train services, operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, arrive at Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Chemnitz is 467 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Mannheim to Chemnitz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Mannheim to Chemnitz bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Chemnitz. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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