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Heilbronn - Heidelberg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Heilbronn to Heidelberg. Traveling by train from Heilbronn to Heidelberg usually takes around 2 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 24 minutes.

Distance30 mi (48 km)
Fastest train1h 24m
Lowest price$23.28
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Heilbronn to Heidelberg?

There are 3 train lines with service from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg to Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express34h 14m$24.66
Deutsche Bahn142h 21m$27.82
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company43h 31m$24.51

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Heilbronn 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Heilbronn to Heidelberg?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Heilbronn to Heidelberg. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Heilbronn to Heidelberg?

The distance between Heilbronn and Heidelberg is approximately 30 miles, or 48 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 24 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 Heilbronn 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 Saturday 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 Heilbronn at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Heilbronn to Heidelberg?

There are 16 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 Heilbronn. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Heilbronn to Heidelberg for $8.49.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Heilbronn?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Heilbronn.

Where is the train station in Heidelberg?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Heidelberg than most cities. Most trains from Heilbronn will stop at one (or more) of the 7 following stations in Heidelberg:

Train stations in Heidelberg:

  • Heidelberg-Schlierbach/Ziegelhausen

  • Heidelberg-Altstadt

  • Heidelberg Orthopädie

  • Train Station

  • Heidelberg-Weststadt/Südstadt

  • Heidelberg-Kirchheim/Rohrbach

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