How to get here
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz can be readily reached by road, rail, and air. It is served by many public bus and tram lines. There are several related stops because the university campus is very large. The public transport bus and tram services provided within the city itself offer connections to nearly all destinations within Mainz and Wiesbaden.
By public transport
The city of Mainz has a main station and a number of other rail stations. Please check the Deutsche Bahn website for train timetables. The easiest way to get to the Gutenberg Campus is to alight at the main station and to then take a bus or tram.
The following lines serve the university from the main station:
- 6 (towards Münchfeld/Gonsenheim)
- 51 (towards Lerchenberg)
- 53 (towards Lerchenberg)
- 54 (towards Klein-Winternheim)
- 55 (towards Finthen)
- 56 (towards Finthen/Wackernheim)
- 57 (towards Bretzenheim)
- 59 (towards Hochschule Mainz)
- 64 (towards Hartenberg)
- 65 (towards Hartenberg)
- 68 (towards Budenheim)
- 75 (towards Schwabenheim/Ingelheim)
- 90 (towards Finthen)
- 91 (towards Lerchenberg)
- 650 (towards Sprendlingen)
We would recommend using the tram lines 51, 53, and 59 (the latter service starts in spring 2017), all of which stop directly at the main entrance to the campus.
Line 78 leaves from the "Universität I" bus stop and crosses the campus with the following stops:
For the journey from the Mainz main station to the Universität stop, you can buy a short hop ticket known as a Kurzstrecken-Ticket in German. It is cheaper than a normal ticket and can be purchased from the bus driver or from a ticket machine. You can find additional information online on the website of the Mainz public transport operator, the Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft.
With the help of the journey planner provided by komoot you can plan your bike journey to the Gutenberg Campus in just a few clicks. It also allows you to plan your journey to individual destinations on campus. komoot will show you the most rapid and suitable route for a cyclist, using small side streets and avoiding cobblestones as far as possible.
Click here for a route map that you can print out.
If you are coming from the west...
(from the direction of Cologne/Bonn) ... follow highway A60 via Autobahndreieck Mainz towards Darmstadt, leave A60 at the Mainz-Finthen exit, follow the signs for Saarstrasse/Innenstadt to the Europaplatz roundabout, from which you need to take the Universität exit.
If you are coming from the east...
(from the direction of Würzburg/Darmstadt) ... follow highway A60 via Autobahndreieck Rüsselsheim or, if on highway A63, leave this at Autobahnkreuz Mainz and join A60 towards Bingen, leave A60 at the Mainz-Finthen exit, follow the signs for Saarstrasse/Innenstadt to the Europaplatz roundabout, from which you need to take the Universität exit.
If you are coming from the north...
(from the direction of Kassel) ... follow highway A66, leave this at Schiersteiner Kreuz and join A643 towards Mainz. Leave A643 at Autobahndreieck Mainz and join A60 towards Darmstadt. Leave A60 at the Mainz-Finthen exit, follow the signs for Saarstrasse/Innenstadt to the Europaplatz roundabout, from which you need to take the Universität exit.
In addition to the parking facilities shown on the map, you can also park at the football stadium which is just 200 m north of the main pedestrian entrance to the campus.
In certain circumstances, you may also be able to obtain a one-day campus access permit at the main gate of the university.
There are two airports located in the vicinity of Mainz:
Frankfurt Airport (in the Rhine-Main region)
Continue your journey by train or S-Bahn to Mainz main station:
From Frankfurt / Flughafen Fernbahnhof, tickets cost about EUR 8.00, travel time: about 20 minutes. Trains: Eurocity (EC), Intercity (IC), Intercity Express (ICE)
From Frankfurt / Flughafen Regionalbahnhof, tickets cost about EUR 4.00, travel time: about 30 minutes. Trains: S-Bahn S8, Regional Railway (RB), Regional Express (RE)
Please check the Deutsche Bahn website for train timetables.
Frankfurt Hahn Airport (in the Hunsrück region)
Continue your journey by bus:
The ORN bus leaves from Terminal 3 every three hours for Mainz main station. Tickets cost about EUR 10.00, travel time: about 1.5 hours.
The timetable for connections from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Mainz is available here.