Mainz to Basel by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    10:40
  • Last train
    12:42
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 48m

Travelling from Mainz to Basel by train

The fastest trains from Mainz to Basel take around 2 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 277 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Mainz and Basel.

Direct trains run between Mainz and Basel.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Mainz to Basel every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Mainz around 10:40 and the last train is around 12:42. 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 Mainz to Basel train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Mainz to Basel by train.

Which trains operate between Mainz and Basel?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercités

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

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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