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How to travel from Berlin to Mainz Hbf by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf? Look no further.

You'll usually find 38 trains per day running between Berlin and Mainz Hbf, which usually take 5 hours 15 minutes to complete the 453 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 38 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Mainz Hbf from Berlin, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with ICE, DB or FlixTrain, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Berlin to Mainz Hbf if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $10.37. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Berlin to Mainz Hbf by train

It takes an average of 5h 15m to travel from Berlin to Mainz Hbf by train, over a distance of around 282 miles (453 km). There are normally 38 trains per day traveling from Berlin to Mainz Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $10.37 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 38m
PriceFrom $10.37
Distance282 miles (453 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train00:21
Last train21:35
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationMainz Hbf
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn

Berlin to Mainz Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Mainz Hbf for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:46 15:48 5h 2m, 2 changes
11:12 16:15 5h 3m, 1 change
12:11 16:49 4h 38m, 1 change
12:33 17:30 4h 57m, 1 change
12:46 17:49 5h 3m, 2 changes
13:11 18:15 5h 4m, 1 change
14:11 18:49 4h 38m, 1 change
14:23 19:26 5h 3m, 1 change
14:33 19:48 5h 15m, 2 changes
14:33 19:49 5h 16m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains from Berlin to Mainz Hbf

You can travel from Berlin to Mainz Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Mainz Hbf

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Mainz Hbf starts at $10.37 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Berlin to Mainz Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Berlin to Mainz Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Mainz Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Mainz Hbf is 5 hours and 15 minutes, with around 38 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Berlin and Mainz Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf is 4 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Mainz Hbf can start from as little as $10.37 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Berlin to Mainz Hbf. Travelling from Berlin to Mainz Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf leave?

The first train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf leaves at 00:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf leave?

The last train from Berlin to Mainz Hbf leaves at 21:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Berlin and Mainz Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Mainz Hbf cover a distance of around 282 miles (453 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Mainz Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/06/2022 for travel on 10/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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