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Trains Mainz to Basel: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Mainz to Basel?

Prices will vary when you travel from Mainz to Basel. On average, though, you'll pay about $ 55.15 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $ 30.35, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Mainz to Basel by train

Best price $ 30.35
Journey duration 3 h 38 min
Connections per day 48
First departure 03:02
Last departure 21:14
Distance 170.9 mi
Departure Mainz
Arrival Basel
Carriers Deutsche Bahn,, SBB, Bahn

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How much time will it take to go from Mainz to Basel by train?

The journey from Mainz to Basel covers a distance of 170.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 h 38 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 h 51 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Mainz to Basel faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Mainz to Basel leave?

The first journey of the night departs from Mainz at 03:02. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 21:14. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Mainz and Basel. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

What are the stations on the Mainz to Basel route?

International travel from Germany to Switzerland is easy to organize when you search with Virail. When departing from Germany, you will be able to use stations such as Mainz Hbf and Mainz Römisches Theater. Arriving in Switzerland, your options include Basel SBB. Not every station in Germany has a direct connecting route to every station in Switzerland. Because of this, you may need to book an indirect route that will connect through another city, or even make multiple connections. In some cases, a connecting route could even be faster than traveling directly.Either way, Virail is able to guide you through the routes available to make sure you get to where you want to go.

In Mainz, departure stations include Mainz Hbf and Mainz Römisches Theater. When you arrive in Basel, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Basel SBB. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do journeys run from Mainz to Basel?

If you want to get from Mainz to Basel, you can travel with providers such as Deutsche Bahn,, SBB and Bahn. You will find a maximum number of 56 departures per day. On average, there are 48 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 3 direct journeys between Mainz and Basel. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 45 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.


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