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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Mainz by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

98€ - 147€

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Night bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Airport Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Metz > Spicheren France > Spicheren Allemagne > Mannheim > Frankfurt - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station

22€ - 29€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Mainz central train station 090

27€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Mainz 532.7 km

55€ - 85€

Fly from Paris CDG  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA

70€ - 185€

Fly from Paris Orly  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Frankfurt (FRA) ORY - FRA

81€ - 359€

Paris to Mainz by trains

The train journey time between Paris and Mainz is around 4h 34m and covers a distance of around 621 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 25m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Paris to Mainz train service departs from Paris l'Est and arrives in Mainz Roemisches Theater. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 34m
Fastest train time:
4h 25m
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
98€
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:08
Last train departs at:
19:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Mainz train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
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Norway: Innlandet
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No, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mainz is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mainz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mainz is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Mainz is to night bus which costs 22€ - 30€ and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Mainz is to fly which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Mainz central train station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Mainz Roemisches Theater via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Paris and Mainz is 447 km. The road distance is 532.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 95€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Paris to Mainz, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Mainz is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 95€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 8h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 446.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Mainz, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 140€ and the journey takes 3h 49m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Mainz central train station 6 times a week. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 260€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 260€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 350€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Djerba
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
230€ - 440€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
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 Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
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 Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
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 Paris to Mainz central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Paris to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Mainz is 533 km. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Paris to Mainz.

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Gulf Air Bahrain, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Paris to Mainz train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Mainz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Mainz. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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