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Vienna-Heidelberg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vienna to Heidelberg?

Lowest Price$242.79
Fastest Train7h 52m
Trains Per Day19
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Heidelberg right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Vienna to Heidelberg?

In the last month, $252.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Vienna, to Heidelberg, BW. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Vienna to Heidelberg?

The distance between Vienna and Heidelberg is approximately 360 miles, or 579 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 52 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vienna to Heidelberg are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vienna at 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to Heidelberg?

There are 19 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Heidelberg to Vienna. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Heidelberg for $111.98.

Which train should you take from Vienna to Heidelberg?

2 train services operate from Vienna, to Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 11 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn89h 42m$247.83
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company118h 39m$256.23

Where is the train station in Vienna?

There is one train station in Vienna:

  • Wien Train Station

Where is the train station in Heidelberg?

There are more train stations and stops in Heidelberg than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Heidelberg:

  • Heidelberg-Kirchheim/Rohrbach
  • Heidelberg Orthopädie
  • Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen
  • Heidelberg-Altstadt
  • Heidelberg-Schlierbach/Ziegelhausen

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