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Schwäbisch Gmünd-Heidelberg Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 142 daily trains from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg. Traveling by train from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg usually takes around 2 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price€20.06
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg?

2 train services operate from Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg to Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 95 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn952h 7m€31.68
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company472h 29m€32.34

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg?

The distance between Schwäbisch Gmünd and Heidelberg is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg?

There are 142 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Heidelberg for €10.27.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Schwäbisch Gmünd?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Where is the train station in Heidelberg?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Heidelberg:

  • Heidelberg-Kirchheim/Rohrbach

  • Heidelberg Orthopädie

  • Heidelberg-Schlierbach/Ziegelhausen

  • Heidelberg-Altstadt

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