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There are 8 ways to get from Zwickau to Mainz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 50 / ...

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Nuremberg central bus station 321 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Frankfurt central train station N61 / ...

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Train via Erfurt  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Glauchau, Bahnhof to Erfurt Hbf Re1
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 50 / ...

Train, bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf Re3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hof Hbf to Mainz

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Mainz 402.8 km

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

Train to Dresden, fly  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA

Zwickau to Mainz by train

The train journey time between Zwickau and Mainz is around 5h 46m and covers a distance of around 494 km. This includes an average layover time of around 51 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, vlexx and others, the Zwickau to Mainz train service departs from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Mainz, Römisches Theater. Typically 127 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

127 Weekly Trains
5h 46m Average Duration
€85 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Mainz is to bus which costs €24 - €40 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Mainz is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Mainz station. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at Mainz central train station via Nuremberg central bus station and Frankfurt central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Mainz, Römisches Theater via Leipzig Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Mainz is 310 km. The road distance is 402.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs €85 - €130.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Zwickau to Mainz, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Mainz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Mainz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Mainz is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs €85 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 309.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

You can take a train from Zwickau to Mainz via Leipzig Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwickau to Mainz via Nuremberg central bus station and Frankfurt central train station in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €220
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
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Glauchau, Bahnhof to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau central train station to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Union Ivkoni
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Hof Hbf to Mainz
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Zwickau 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 Zwickau to Mainz is 403 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Zwickau to Mainz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Leipzig Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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