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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 32 other cities. You can choose from 1516 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Mainz on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn 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
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company495h 51m$81.36
Deutsche Bahn474h 34m$69.32
DB Intercity-Express144h 17m$77.00
FlixTrain108h 47m$44.04
DB Intercity83h 20m$41.69
DB Eurocity53h 15m$58.35
Non-federally owned railway company48h 9m$47.81
Railjet11h 58m$41.71
vlexx12h 55m$43.48
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • FlixTrain


    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.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • Railjet


    Railjet is a high-speed intercity train company with trains capable of reaching speeds of 230 kilometers per hour. While these speedy trains will make any trip quick, passengers can still enjoy extra legroom on seats to air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and a cafe with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

  • vlexx


    Vlexx is a German train company based in the city of Mainz that runs regular passenger services across western Germany in Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, and Hesse, plus branching out to Wissembourg in France. Vlexx trains have large picture windows to enjoy the landscapes, plus plenty of legroom for each seat, step-free access, and specific areas for storing bicycles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Mainz?

$3.16 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 Frankfurt to Mainz had the lowest average price at $4.25.

Where is the train station in Mainz, Germany?

The busiest train station in Mainz is Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Mainz are:

  • Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West
  • Mainz-Laubenheim
  • Mainz Nord

What is the closest airport to Mainz, RP?

The closest airport to Mainz is Frankfurt am Main Intl Airport (FRA), it is located 14.7 miles from the city center of Mainz.

Is Mainz a popular train travel destination?

Mainz ranks number 176 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2242 in Germany. Mainz has the most train connections in the region. There are 89 train schedules arriving in Mainz each day.

What is the population of Mainz?

The population of Mainz is 184997. Mainz ranks number 36 in terms of population in Rhineland-Palatinate and number 326 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Mainz cost?

Train tickets to Mainz range from $3 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 $3.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Mainz?

The closest train station to the city center of Mainz is Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Mainz Central Train Station - Exit West 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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