How to get from Zurich to Mainz

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Travel Information to Mainz from Zurich

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £434
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £26 • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £434 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 180 miles (291 km) between Zurich and Mainz. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Swiss or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Mainz.

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Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Mainz, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Mainz from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Mainz, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 17/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Zurich and Mainz.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 09/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Mainz.

There are 2 ways to travel from Zurich to Mainz including taking a flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Mainz. Tickets for a train cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Mainz:

A train is about £408 less than a flight, which costs on average £434 for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Mainz from Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 10 min   on average.

The Zurich to Mainz distance is approximately 180 miles (291 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Mainz is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Mainz from Zurich as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Zurich to Mainz:

  • Most travellers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Mainz Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Mainz:

  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Mainz with Swiss. Cheap tickets can be found for £434 with Swiss from Zurich to Mainz.
  • You can take a train from Zurich to Mainz with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £26 with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Mainz.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Mainz often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Cologne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Mainz itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Mainz and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Mainz, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing £434 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £26 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Zurich and Mainz online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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