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Saint-Gilles - Heidelberg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 31 daily trains from Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg. Traveling by train from Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg usually takes around 5 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance216 mi (347 km)
Fastest train3h 55m
Lowest price$47.45
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg?

2 train services operate from Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 19 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn194h 51m$77.00
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1210h 37m$122.12
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg start from $106, and on average cost . Daily there are 12 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Heidelberg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Saint-Gilles leaves from Brussels-Midi/Zuid Station . And in Heidelberg trains arrive at Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and 4 other train stations.

    From Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 10 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Heidelberg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 55 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Heidelberg.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint-Gilles 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg?

The distance between Saint-Gilles and Heidelberg is approximately 216 miles, or 347 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 55 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Saint-Gilles at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Saint-Gilles to Heidelberg?

There are 31 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 Saint-Gilles.

City Information


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Heidelberg - DEHDG-1

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Located on the river Neckar in the southwest of Germany, the university town of Heidelberg is one of the country's most popular destinations. From impressive Baroque and Renaissance architecture to exciting museums, festive Christmas markets, and fantastic shopping, this town has something for everyone.

The first thing you'll see in Heidelberg is the Schloss Heidelberg or Heidelberg Palace. Sitting on a hill overlooking the city, this impressive castle was once the seat of Heidelberg's Prince-Electors. Although rebuilt following the Thirty Years War in the 1600s, this beautiful ruin is open to visitors with audio tours available daily. And as one of the most-Instagrammed castles in Germany, the palace is the perfect backdrop for your next envy-inspiring post. While in the castle, visit the Apotheken-Museum, which displays the history of pharmacies and medical science in Germany.

Heidelberg is also home to the famous hike, Philosopher's Way. Taking its name from the many university academics that used to hike this route for the solitude and views to inspire them, this route rambles up the southern side of the Heiligenberg. With exotic vegetation and a temperate climate during the summer months, it's easy to think that you've accidentally walked all the way to the Mediterranean.

Although Heidelberg does not have an airport, the Mannheim Airport is under 15km away, and it's easy to take a train from Mannheim to Heidelberg. Intercity bus service provides transportation to Heidelberg from many domestic and international destinations. Many direct trains run to Heidelberg from across Germany and other European cities, too, so there is no shortage of travel options to get to this fabulous city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Saint-Gilles?

Main departure station: Brussels-Midi/Zuid Station

There is one train station in Saint-Gilles.

All train stations in Saint-Gilles:

  • Brussels-Midi/Zuid Station

Where is the train station in Heidelberg?

Main arrival station: Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen

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

All train stations in Heidelberg:

  • Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen

  • Heidelberg-Kirchheim/Rohrbach

  • Heidelberg-Altstadt

  • Heidelberg-Schlierbach/Ziegelhausen

  • Heidelberg Orthopädie

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