Cologne to Mainz by train Find train times and tickets

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £16.50
  2. 30 day advance £17.00
  • First train
    05:53
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 40m

Travelling from Cologne to Mainz by train

The fastest trains from Cologne to Mainz take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 139 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Mainz.

Direct trains run between Cologne and Mainz.

We usually find around 23 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Mainz every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 25 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Mainz is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:53 and the last train is around 23:53. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cologne to Mainz train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Mainz are £16.50.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £17, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Mainz by train.

Which trains operate between Cologne and Mainz?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Cologne to Mainz, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
  • Regionalbahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Mainz to Cologne

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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