If you want to know more about the journey from Heidelberg to Mainz by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Heidelberg to Mainz by train is 1 hour 39 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 54 minutes. You'll usually find 59 trains per day traveling the 73 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Mainz. During your journey, you'll either be traveling with ICE or DB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
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It takes an average of 1h 39m to travel from Heidelberg to Mainz by train, over a distance of around 45 miles (73 km). There are normally 59 trains per day traveling from Heidelberg to Mainz and tickets for this journey start from $14.67 when you book in advance.
45 miles (73 km)
59 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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.
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.
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 Heidelberg to Mainz by booking early.§
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.
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!
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The average journey time by train between Heidelberg and Mainz is 1 hour and 39 minutes, with around 59 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Heidelberg to Mainz is 54 minutes.
Train tickets from Heidelberg to Mainz can start from as little as $14.67 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Heidelberg to Mainz without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Heidelberg to Mainz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Heidelberg to Mainz leaves at 01:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Heidelberg to Mainz leaves at 23:45. 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.
Trains travelling from Heidelberg to Mainz cover a distance of around 45 miles (73 km) during the journey.