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About the train journey from Mainz to Paris

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The train from Mainz to Paris usually takes 5 hours 46 minutes on average to travel 446 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours 59 minutes. You can expect to find 26 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Mainz and Paris, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Paris.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Mainz to Paris in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $44.92.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Paris, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Mainz to Paris by train

It takes an average of 5h 46m to travel from Mainz to Paris by train, over a distance of around 277 miles (446 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Mainz to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $44.92 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 3h 59m


277 miles (446 km)


26 trains per day


1 change


From $44.92

Train and bus operators


Mainz to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Mainz to Paris for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:42 11:52 4h 10m, 1 change
08:45 13:05 4h 20m, 2 changes
08:56 14:28 5h 32m, 2 changes
09:32 15:05 5h 33m, 2 changes
09:53 15:35 5h 42m, 3 changes
10:56 15:54 4h 58m, 1 change
11:27 15:54 4h 27m, 2 changes
12:40 17:05 4h 25m, 2 changes
12:56 18:01 5h 5m, 3 changes
13:20 19:05 5h 45m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Mainz to Paris

The price of train tickets from Mainz to Paris starts at $44.92 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 Mainz to Paris 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.

FAQs for Mainz to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Mainz to Paris? 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 Mainz to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Mainz and Paris is 5 hours and 46 minutes, with around 26 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 Mainz and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Mainz to Paris is 3 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Mainz to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Mainz to Paris can start from as little as $44.92 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 Mainz to Paris?

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

What time does the first train from Mainz to Paris leave?

The first train from Mainz to Paris leaves at 01:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Mainz to Paris leave?

The last train from Mainz to Paris leaves at 22:53. 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 Mainz and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Mainz to Paris cover a distance of around 277 miles (446 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Mainz.

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