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Vienna - Mainz Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Mainz. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Mainz usually takes around 16 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance388 mi (624 km)
Shortest duration10h 54m
Cheapest price$36.74
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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What bus companies travel from Vienna to Mainz?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vienna to Mainz. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus416h 38m$64.51
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Vienna to Mainz, and usually makes the trip in about 16 hours and 38 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Mainz during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Vienna to Mainz?

The bus takes an average of 16 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 388 miles from Vienna to Mainz. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 54 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Mainz. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Mainz, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Mainz every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vienna to Mainz; ticket prices start at $84.53.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Rubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Mainz

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Mainz is the state of Rhineland-Palatinate’s capital city and is located along the Rhine River, close to Frankfurt. The city is a cultural center and a transportation hub in the region, known for its delightful wine and historic buildings. The most iconic building in the city is the Mainz Cathedral, a grand Romanesque cathedral over 1,000 years old. The cathedral dominates the historic market square, surrounded by other charming buildings like the iconic half-timbered houses of the area.

Also off the historic market square, you'll find the Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to the history of printing and home to two of Johannes Gutenberg's Bibles. Mainz includes several other noteworthy museums to round out your visit: the Museum of Ancient Seafaring with a focus on Roman ships, Kunsthalle de Mayence, a museum of art, and Landesmuseum Mainz, which focuses on local history.

The Frankfurt Airport is the airport closest to Mainz, and it's easy to take a train to Frankfurt before catching a flight. Of course, trains also connect to other German cities like Stuttgart, Munich, and Hamburg. Mainz is also accessible via intercity bus routes that cover most of Europe.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

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Main departure station: Erdberg

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

Where does the bus arrive in Mainz?

Main arrival station: Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West

All buses from Vienna arrive at one main station in Mainz.

All bus stations in Mainz:

  • Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West

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