Essen to Mainz by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 32m
  • Distance
    184 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Essen to Mainz by train

Fast trains from Essen to Mainz take around 2 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 184 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Mainz.

1. Are there direct trains from Essen to Mainz?

Direct trains from Essen to Mainz have been found.

We usually find around 25 direct trains on the route from Essen to Mainz every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Essen to Mainz?

The Essen to Mainz train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Essen to Mainz train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Mainz is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 05:00 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Essen around 04:53, and the last at 21:00.

When to book Essen to Mainz train tickets?

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 Essen to Mainz by train.

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Which train companies operate between Essen and Mainz?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.