2022 NOTE: Ryanair announced the closure of its operations at Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) from 31 March 2022. This could negatively impact all public transportation options at the airport -- double-check directly with service providers if buses will still be operational.
Flibco / ORN / Bohr Airport Shuttle 600 buses cheaply connect Frankfurt-Hahn Flughafen (HHN) and Mainz Hauptbahnhof via Simmern (with easy onward connections to Wiesbaden by train or bus).
Hahn Airport Shuttle 600 buses operated by Flibco / Bohr Omnibuses for ORN provide easy, fast, and cheap public transportation for travelers from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) to Mainz (usually with stops in Simmern) with easy connections to Wiesbaden and other nearby Rhine and Main River towns. These airport shuttle buses take just over an hour from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Mainz Hauptbahnhof, which has excellent railway connections to other towns along the Rhine River including Wiesbaden, Bingen, Rüdesheim, Rüsselsheim, and Worms. Mainz is the closest IC or ICE train station to Hahn Airport but Frankfurt often has better connections.
NOTE in 2021: Public transportation and bus services to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) are very limited in 2021 while the airport is very quiet with very few passenger flights. The bus services to Frankfurt (via Mainz) and to Koblenz are the most likely to operate with trains from these cities available to all parts of Germany. However, even these bus services are limited to the arrival and departure times of the few flights. Renting a car, taxi, or transfer shuttle from Hahn may be very expensive.
Taxis and private airport shuttles services from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport are relatively expensive and best reserved in advance – do compare prices before booking. Suntransfers and Klook give online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
From Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Mainz by Flibco Bohr ORN Airport Shuttle Bus
The bus from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to downtown Mainz via Simmern has a confusing number of names. It is often referred to as the Airport Shuttle Hahn or Linie 600 Hahn Flughafen. The actual bus is operated by Flibco and Bohr Omnibus for ORN (Omnibusverkehr Rhein-Nahe) and any or all names may, or may not, appear on the bus or bus stops. The actual bus is most likely to be green and white with flibco.com logos but could be white and red with ORN and / or Bohr, DB logos.
Furthermore, it is part of the Rhein Nahe Bus network of Deutsche Bahn (but no Deutsche Bahn tickets or discounts are valid on the bus).
There is only this one bus service between Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) and Mainz so any bus bearing Mainz should be the right one. However, currently all Flibco / Bohr buses on the Frankfurt-Hahn to Frankfurt am Main route stop in Mainz.
Bus Stops Used by the Frankfurt-Hahn to Mainz Bus
Buses from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Simmern and Mainz may use two different bus stops at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport depending on the final destination of the bus:
- Currently, all buses to Mainz have Frankfurt am Main as the final destination and thus depart from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport terminal B stop 14.
- If buses again run with Mainz as the final destination, the departure point is Terminal A stop 17 at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
- Hahn Airport is small – it is a short walk from terminal A to terminal B.
In Mainz, Linie 600 buses stops at bus stop N across the road from ORN Kundencenter and directly in front of the Hauptbahnhof (train station).
In Simmern, the Hahn airport bus stops at the Krankenhaus (hospital) stop in Holzbacher Straße.
(In Ingelheim, the Hahn airport bus stops at the Bahnhof (station) at stop 6 / F – not currently in use.)
Flibco / Bohr / ORN Airport Shuttle Hahn Schedules
The Airport Shuttle Hahn buses take 70 minutes for the journey from Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Main / Central Train Station) to Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof is only 11 minutes by S-Bahn train from Mainz main railway station, or use the local municipal bus from Mainz station to other destinations in Wiesbaden.
Currently, all buses stop en route at Simmern (20 minutes). However, strictly speaking, it is not allowed to take the bus for this short journey but there is nothing really to prevent any passenger from buying a ticket for a longer distance and alight here.
The Airport Shuttle Hahn bus schedule varies according to the season but generally 8 to 12 return journeys are available per day.
Buses depart according to the timetable and do not wait for delayed flights.
Buying Tickets for the Airport Shuttle Hahn Bus to Mainz
As the Airport Shuttle Hahn Bus is part of the ORN regional public transportation network, tickets are usually not discounted. However, online reservations at Flibco is now available for all bus services and a good idea as it guarantees seat availability and for some services advance reservations may be as cheap as €5. Tickets bought on the bus are more expensive, only euro cash accepted.
No Deutsche Bahn tickets or discount BahnCards are valid despite the DB Bahn on some bus schedules.
Currently a one-way ticket for the shuttle bus from Hahn Airport to Mainz is €5 to €13.50 if bought online. Tickets from the driver are €16 to Mainz.
Due to complex legal reasons, tickets are not sold for the short stretch Hahn to Simmern but longer travel to Simmern from for example Mainz or Frankfurt Airport is allowed.
Transportation to Frankfurt-Hahn has information on further shuttle bus services available from Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to other German, Luxembourg, and French cities. Suntransfers and Klook give online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.