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There are 5 ways to get from Thionville to Mainz by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach
  2. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mainz Hbf

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Line 049 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 049 bus from Foch to Gare Routiere
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Mainz, Hauptbahnhof

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Line 049 bus, night bus

  1. Take the line 049 bus from Foch to Gare Routiere
  2. Take the night bus from Metz to Mainz central train station

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Mainz

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Thionville to Mainz by train

The train journey time between Thionville and Mainz is around 4h 36m and covers a distance of around 274 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 3m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 52m. Operated by SNCF, Luxembourg Railways (CFL), TGV inOui and others, the Thionville to Mainz train service departs from Thionville and arrives in Mainz Hbf. Typically 74 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 33m
Layover time:
1h 3m
Total time:
4h 36m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 52m
Train distance:
274 km
Trains per week:
74
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:04
Last train departs at:
23:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Mainz train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Mainz is to line 049 bus and bus which costs €16 - €20 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Thionville to Mainz is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thionville to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Foch and arriving at Mainz, Hauptbahnhof via Metz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Mainz Hbf via Metz Ville, Forbach(F) and Saarbruecken Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 37m.

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The distance between Thionville and Mainz is 168 km. The road distance is 227 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Thionville to Mainz, including transfers.

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Thionville to Mainz bus services, operated by Info TIM - ATRIV 57, depart from Foch station.

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Thionville to Mainz train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Metz Ville station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Mainz is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs . Alternatively, you can line 049 bus and bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 167.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Mainz, Germany?

You can take a train from Thionville to Mainz via Metz Ville, Forbach(F), and Saarbruecken Hbf in around 4h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thionville to Mainz via Metz in around 5h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €450
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
vlexx
Phone
+49 6131 61012-11
Email
info@vlexx.de
Website
vlexx.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mainz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
vlexx
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 Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €27
1st Class
€16 - €19
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Metz to Mainz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Metz to Mainz central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Thionville to Mainz train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, arrive at Mainz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Mainz is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Thionville to Mainz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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