There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Mainz by train, 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  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mainz Hbf Ec

$95 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Mainz X07 / ...

$25 - $45

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf Re / ...

$107 - $171

Bus, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Mannheim Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Römisches Theater Rb / ...

$48 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Mainz 256.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

$101 - $298

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$119 - $351

Fly Zurich to Stuttgart, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mainz Hbf

$95 - $283

Fly Zurich to Luxembourg, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Mainz

$77 - $293

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA

$136 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Mainz is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Mainz is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Mainz is 292 km. The road distance is 410.1 km.

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The train from Zürich HB to Mainz Hbf takes 4 h 18 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Mainz. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Mainz Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Mainz, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Mainz once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Mainz once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Römisches Theater
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Mainz
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Winterthur to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Luxembourg to Mainz
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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