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Heilbronn - Zwickau Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 43 daily trains from Heilbronn to Zwickau. Traveling by train from Heilbronn to Zwickau usually takes around 10 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 7 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance181 mi (291 km)
Fastest train8h 0m
Lowest price$51.89
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Heilbronn to Zwickau?

2 train services operate from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg to Zwickau, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 25 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn2510h 4m$97.11
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1810h 29m$71.36

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Heilbronn to Zwickau 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 Heilbronn to Zwickau?

The distance between Heilbronn and Zwickau is approximately 181 miles, or 291 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 40 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 Heilbronn to Zwickau are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Thursday 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 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Zwickau?

There are 43 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 Zwickau to Heilbronn. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Heilbronn to Zwickau for $65.37.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Heilbronn?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Heilbronn where you can board the train to Zwickau.

Train stations in Heilbronn:

  • Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof/Willy-Brandt-Pl.

Where is the train station in Zwickau?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Zwickau than most cities. Most trains from Heilbronn will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Zwickau:

Train stations in Zwickau:

  • Zwickau-Schedewitz

  • Mosel

  • Oberrothenbach

  • Zwickau-Pölbitz

  • Cainsdorf

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