There are 10 ways to get from Munich to Mainz by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

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

$80 - $120

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Rideshare  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Mainz 261.6 miles

$22 - $27

8 alternative options

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ic / ...

$95 - $138

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Mainz X28 / ...

$25 - $45

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main

$68 - $130

Train, drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Mainz

$83 - $127

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Mainz 260.7 miles

$55 - $80

Subway to Munich, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA

$98 - $245

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA

$131 - $260

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA

$131 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Mainz is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Mainz is to subway and fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Mainz. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Mainz Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Munich and Mainz is 316 km. The road distance is 417.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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The train from München Hbf to Mainz Hbf takes 3 h 58 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Mainz is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 197.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Mainz 5 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Mainz 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Mainz
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Mainz
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Mainz is 417 km. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from Munich to Mainz.

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Luxair, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Munich to Mainz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 412+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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