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 as the university campus is rather large. The Mainz public transport bus and tram services 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 (bus towards Münchfeld/Gonsenheim)
51 (tram towards Lerchenberg)
53 (tram towards Lerchenberg)
54 (bus towards Klein-Winternheim)
55 (bus towards Finthen)
56 (bus towards Finthen/Wackernheim)
57 (bus towards Bretzenheim)
59 (tram towards Hochschule Mainz)
64 (bus towards Hartenberg)
65 (bus towards Hartenberg)
68 (bus towards Budenheim)
75 (bus towards Schwabenheim/Ingelheim)
90 (bus towards Finthen)
91 (bus towards Lerchenberg)
We would recommend using the tram lines 51, 53, and 59 (overview all lines) all of which stop directly at the main entrance to the campus (stop "Universität I"). Please stay in the tram till the next stop "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg" or after that the stop "Jakob-Heinz-Straße / Arena B" which are both situated in only 5 minutes of walking distance to our Department of Chemistry in Duesbergweg 11-14.
For the journey from the Mainz main station to the Campus, you can buy a short hop ticket known as a "Kurzstrecken-Ticket" in German (until stop "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg"). 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.
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 campus 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 (Ackermannweg 11, 55128 Mainz).
Frankfurt Airport (in the Rhine-Main region) is situated 30 min by train from Mainz city.
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.