There are 4 ways to get from Mannheim to Saarbrücken by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Saarbrücken 109 / ...

4€ - 12€

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Rideshare  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the rideshare from Mannheim to Saarbrücken 134.7 km

4€ - 11€

2 alternative options

Train  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...

18€ - 65€

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Saarbrücken 133.4 km

15€ - 23€

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Saarbrücken is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 11€ and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Saarbrücken. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Saarbruecken Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Saarbrücken is 109 km. The road distance is 133.4 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Saarbrücken without a car is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs 4€ - 12€.

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The bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Saarbrücken takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Mannheim to Saarbrücken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Saarbrücken is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs 4€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 18€ - 65€ and takes 1h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Saarbrücken.
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  • Distance: 109.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Saarbrücken 4 times a day. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 35m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost 21€ - 30€ and the journey takes 1h 39m. Five other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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 Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mannheim to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Saarbrücken Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Karat-S
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 Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 11€
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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Mannheim to Saarbrücken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Saarbrücken is 133 km. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Mannheim to Saarbrücken.

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Book your Mannheim to Saarbrücken bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Saarbrücken. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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