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Stuttgart - Heidelberg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Stuttgart and Heidelberg. The average train journey from Stuttgart to Heidelberg takes 45 minutes, but some FlixTrain train trips are as short as 37 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Fastest train0h 37m
Lowest price$4.31
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

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

The average price for a train ticket from Stuttgart to Heidelberg is $5.59, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 14 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $2.93 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for November if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Stuttgart to Heidelberg. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $6. If you're planning a trip from Stuttgart to Heidelberg during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $26 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Stuttgart to Heidelberg?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Stuttgart to Heidelberg. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain20h 46m$6.51
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Heidelberg from Stuttgart. The train usually departs from Stuttgart Central Station - FlixTrain in Stuttgart and arrives at Train Station in Heidelberg after about 0 hours and 46 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Stuttgart and Heidelberg is approximately 49 miles, or 79 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Heidelberg.

Trains departing from Stuttgart to Heidelberg tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Stuttgart at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Stuttgart twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Heidelberg with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Heidelberg to Stuttgart.

City Information

Stuttgart

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Though less recognizable than other German cities like Munich or Berlin, Stuttgart is no less fascinating to visit. Plus, since it's less famous than other destinations, you might find more authentic culture and less touristy prices.

Your first stop should be Schlossplatz. This palace square is located right at the city center, in the shadow of the Baroque New Palace and the 10th-Century Old Palace. The square is a lively area, with events hosted year-round, most notably Stuttgart's Christmas market; check out our itinerary of 10 famous Christmas markets in Germany for more.

Got a car fan in your travel party? The famed Mercedes-Benz Museum celebrates the beloved German vehicle, and the Porsche Museum showcases legendary racing cars.

The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden will entice you with acres and acres of open spaces for everyone to enjoy, plus several thousands of different animal and plant species. It's on the grounds of another castle if you haven't seen enough German castles yet. Next, stop at the Markthalle to embrace your inner foodie and try a spread of international and local delicacies. The huge public market has over 33 stalls that offer all kinds of delicious goodies.

Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and Railjet trains make it easy to reach Stuttgart from cities like Strasbourg, Zurich, and Frankfurt. Bus options abound, too, with FlixBus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni and more providing routes in the area. Stuttgart Airport is only about 20 minutes outside of the city, so flying is definitely an option, too.

Heidelberg

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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 Stuttgart?

Main departure station: Stuttgart Central Station - FlixTrain

There is one train station in Stuttgart.

All train stations in Stuttgart:

  • Stuttgart Central Station - FlixTrain

Where is the train station in Heidelberg?

Main arrival station: Train Station

Heidelberg has one train station.

All train stations in Heidelberg:

  • Train Station

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