Transportation from the airport
Mainz is in close proximity to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and can be easily reached by many different means of transportation. These include, for example:
Regional Train from the Regional Train Station inside the airport (at least every 30min)
            S8 (to Wiesbaden) or RE 3 (to Saarbrücken), duration 21-26min, ca. 5€ one way
High-Speed Train from the Long-Distance Train Station inside the airport (ca. every 60-120min)
            ICE or IC, ca. 15-20min, ca. 13€ one way
Taxi from the airport to Mainz city center (on demand)
            Available at both terminals and train stations at the airport, ca. 25-40min, ca. 50€
Airport Shuttle Services (booked in advance)
            Various companies, ca. 30-40min, from 35€, shared or private cars
Train Schedules on the Deutsche Bahn website: (Stations “Frankfurt Flughafen” to “Mainz Hauptbahnhof”)
Public Transport in Mainz
Public Transport in Mainz is offered by the Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft operating under the brand Mainzer Mobilität (Mainz Mobility). Information on network maps and fares can be found under
Most bus lines in Mainz cover the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) from where you can catch a number of busses and also two tram lines (51 & 53) to JGU’s Mainz campus. The two most important stops for the campus are “Universität” and “Johannes-von-Pfeiffer-Weg”.
The transport service offers various weekly, monthly, and other special passes ranging between 25€ (full week) and 85€ (full month).
Schedules can most easily be checked on either the Deutsche Bahn website ( or the regional transport service RMV’s website ( Both services also offer very useful apps for daily navigation.
Walking around in Mainz
All main sights and attractions are well within walking distance from the city center. From the main train station it is also only a short walk of about 20-30min to campus.