Approach

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Directions to Mainz University

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is easily reachable by car, train, and plane. Mainz University is a campus university, and as such it is integrated into the Mainz public transport network. The campus itself has multiple bus stops for various locations on campus.

1. By Train and/or Bus

The City of Mainz has one main and multiple other train stations. Schedule information is provided by Deutsche Bahn. The easiest way to come to Mainz University is to take one of the following bus lines from Mainz Main Station ("Hauptbahnhof"):

Line 6 (direction "Marienborn")
Line 6A (direction "Bretzenheim/Gutenberg-Center")
Line 54 (direction "Lerchenberg/Brucknerstraße")
Line 55 (direction "Finthen/Theodor-Heuss-Straße")
Line 56 (direction "Münchfeld")
Line 57 (direction "Münchfeld")
Line 58 (direction "Wackernheim")
Line 64 (direction "Gonsenheim/Lennebergplatz")
Line 65 (direction "Jugendwerk")
Line 68 (direction "Lerchenberg/Hindemithstraße")
Line 69 (direction "Fachhochschule ü. Uni-Campus")
Line 90 (direction "Lerchenberg/Menzelstraße"
Line 91 (direction "Finthen/Poststraße")


You can get out at the following bus stops:
* "Universität" (main entrance, Forum universitatis)
* "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg" (Philosophicum)
* "Botanischer Garten" (Botanic Garden, Sports Institute)
* "Ackermannweg" (main car entrance)
* "Backhaushohl" (Sports Institute)
* "Staudinger Weg" (main cafeteria)
* "Duesbergweg" (Medical Institutes, Natural Sciences Institutes)
* "Koblenzer Straße" (main car entrance)


For your ride from Mainz Main Station to the "Universität" bus stop (plus one bus stop), you should buy a so-called "Kurzstrecken-Ticket" which is valid within three bus stops. This "short-distance ticket" is cheaper than a normal bus ticket. You can buy it directly from the bus driver or use an automatic ticket machine. Information on public transport within and around Mainz is provided by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund.

2. By Car

From the west (i.e. from direction Bonn/Cologne)
• Travel autobahn A 60 crossing "Autobahn-Dreieck Mainz" direction Darmstadt.
• Leave autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
• Follow the street sign "Saarstraße/Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
• Take exit "Universität".

From the east (i.e. from direction Würzburg/Darmstadt)
• Travel autobahn A 60 crossing "Autobahn-Dreieck Rüsselsheim" OR travel autobahn A 63 crossing "Autobahnkreuz Mainz" to get to autobahn A 60 direction Bingen.
• Leave autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
• Follow the street sign "Saarstraße/Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
• Take exit "Universität".

From the north (i.e. from direction Kassel)
• Follow autobahn A 66.
• At "Schiersteiner Kreuz" change to autobahn A 643 direction Mainz.
• Follow autobahn A 643 to "Autobahn-Dreieck Mainz" and change here to autobahn A 60 direction Darmstadt.
• Leave autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
• Follow the street sign "Saarstraße/Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
• Take exit "Universität".

Parking on campus is available only with special permission. Please see the attached site plan for parking in the nearest vicinity of the campus. Parking is also available at the near-by football stadium, which is about 200 meters from the University’s main entrance.

3. By Plane

There are two airports near Mainz:
  • Airport Frankfurt/Main
    - train (EC, ICE, IC, RE, RB) or S-Bahn (line S8) transit from Frankfurt/Main to Mainz main station
    - duration: 30-40 minutes
    - ticket price: 4-8 € (depending on the train)
    - for schedule information see Deutsche Bahn
  • Airport Frankfurt-Hahn (Hunsrück)
    - bus transfer to Mainz main station: ORN from terminal 3 (leaves Frankfurt-Hahn every 3 hours)
    - duration: 90 minutes
    - ticket price: approx. 10 €
    - for schedule information see ORN
    • car route from Frankfurt-Hahn to Mainz:
      - Take highway B 50 to get to autobahn A 61, on-ramp "Rheinböllen" direction "Ludwigshafen".
      - At "Dreieck Nahetal" change to autobahn A 60 direction Mainz.
      - Leave autobahn A 60 at exit "Saarstraße".