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About Mainz

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.

What train companies travel to Mainz, Germany?

Located in Germany, Mainz is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 3 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Mainz on Wanderu. FlixTrain usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Mainz are also available.

Train companies serving Mainz

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain88h 19m$37.13
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

$10.74 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Mainz, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Mainz. In the last month, trains from Berlin to Mainz had the lowest average price at $37.39.

The busiest train station in Mainz is Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West. As Mainz's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Central Station.

The closest airport to Mainz is Frankfurt am Main Intl Airport (FRA), it is located 14.7 miles from the city center of Mainz.
Mainz is the most popular train destination in Rhineland-Palatinate. It also ranks number 4 in Germany. Mainz has the most train connections in the region. There are 2 train schedules arriving in Mainz each day.
The population of Mainz is 184997. Mainz ranks number 1 in terms of population in Rhineland-Palatinate and number 22 in all of Germany.
Train tickets to Mainz range from for a short trip to Mainz, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Mainz starts at , and a longer trip by train to Mainz can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $11.
The closest train station to the city center of Mainz is Central Station, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Mainz. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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