The cheapest trains from Essen to Heidelberg

Showing times and prices for Oct 25

Cheapest

$29

Average

$57

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Essen to Heidelberg will cost around $ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.

Cheapest
08:21PMEssen Hbf5h13 01:34AMHeidelberg Hbf
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$291One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:15AMEssen Hbf3h49 02:04PMHeidelberg Hbf
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$371One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:00PMEssen Hbf3h34 09:34PMHeidelberg Hbf
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$371One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:16PMEssen Hbf4h01 01:17AMHeidelberg Hbf
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$371One-way
06:00AMEssen Hbf3h34 09:34AMHeidelberg Hbf
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$421One-way

Timetable Essen to Heidelberg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, Oct 25
02:08AMEssen Hbf4h05 06:13AMHeidelberg Hbf
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02:08AMEssen Hbf5h36 07:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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04:30AMEssen Hbf3h14 07:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:00AMEssen Hbf3h37 08:37AMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:00AMEssen Hbf4h11 09:11AMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:53AMEssen Hbf3h18 09:11AMHeidelberg Hbf
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06:00AMEssen Hbf3h34 09:34AMHeidelberg Hbf
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06:00AMEssen Hbf2h44 08:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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06:15AMEssen Hbf3h01 09:16AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:00AMEssen Hbf4h09 11:09AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:00AMEssen Hbf2h45 09:45AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:09AMEssen Hbf3h14 10:23AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:09AMEssen Hbf4h14 11:23AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:15AMEssen Hbf4h08 11:23AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:15AMEssen Hbf3h08 10:23AMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:52AMEssen Hbf3h17 11:09AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:00AMEssen Hbf3h44 11:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:00AMEssen Hbf2h45 10:45AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:25AMEssen Hbf2h51 11:16AMHeidelberg Hbf
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09:00AMEssen Hbf2h44 11:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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09:00AMEssen Hbf4h11 01:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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09:41AMEssen Hbf3h30 01:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:00AMEssen Hbf2h44 12:44PMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:00AMEssen Hbf3h45 01:45PMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:09AMEssen Hbf3h07 01:16PMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:15AMEssen Hbf3h49 02:04PMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:18AMEssen Hbf4h53 03:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:21AMEssen Hbf4h50 03:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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11:00AMEssen Hbf4h11 03:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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11:00AMEssen Hbf2h45 01:45PMHeidelberg Hbf
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11:53AMEssen Hbf2h50 02:43PMHeidelberg Hbf
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11:53AMEssen Hbf3h18 03:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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12:00PMEssen Hbf3h34 03:34PMHeidelberg Hbf
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01:00PMEssen Hbf2h46 03:46PMHeidelberg Hbf
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01:00PMEssen Hbf4h01 05:01PMHeidelberg Hbf
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01:05PMEssen Hbf3h18 04:23PMHeidelberg Hbf
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01:09PMEssen Hbf3h14 04:23PMHeidelberg Hbf
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02:00PMEssen Hbf2h44 04:44PMHeidelberg Hbf
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02:00PMEssen Hbf3h34 05:34PMHeidelberg Hbf
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02:15PMEssen Hbf2h46 05:01PMHeidelberg Hbf
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03:00PMEssen Hbf4h11 07:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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03:00PMEssen Hbf2h45 05:45PMHeidelberg Hbf
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03:09PMEssen Hbf3h32 06:41PMHeidelberg Hbf
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03:09PMEssen Hbf3h14 06:23PMHeidelberg Hbf
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03:53PMEssen Hbf3h18 07:11PMHeidelberg Hbf
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03:53PMEssen Hbf2h52 06:45PMHeidelberg Hbf
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04:00PMEssen Hbf3h34 07:34PMHeidelberg Hbf
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04:15PMEssen Hbf3h01 07:16PMHeidelberg Hbf
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04:21PMEssen Hbf4h51 09:12PMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:00PMEssen Hbf2h45 07:45PMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:51PMEssen Hbf2h55 08:46PMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:51PMEssen Hbf3h21 09:12PMHeidelberg Hbf
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06:00PMEssen Hbf3h34 09:34PMHeidelberg Hbf
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06:24PMEssen Hbf2h59 09:23PMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:00PMEssen Hbf2h54 09:54PMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:00PMEssen Hbf4h37 11:37PMHeidelberg Hbf
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07:41PMEssen Hbf3h56 11:37PMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:00PMEssen Hbf2h53 10:53PMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:00PMEssen Hbf4h25 12:25AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:06PMEssen Hbf3h57 12:03AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:07PMEssen Hbf5h27 01:34AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:21PMEssen Hbf4h56 01:17AMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:21PMEssen Hbf5h13 01:34AMHeidelberg Hbf
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09:16PMEssen Hbf4h01 01:17AMHeidelberg Hbf
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10:07PMEssen Hbf6h30 04:37AMHeidelberg Hbf
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
Oct 25
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30Flixbus
$245Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
$216Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$159Lufthansa Cityline

The fastest trains from Essen to Heidelberg

Showing times and prices for Oct 25

Fastest Journey

2 h 44 m

Average

3 h 37 m

Trains per day

65

Distance

257 km

Of the 65 trains that leave Essen for Heidelberg every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 257 km distance in an average of 3 h 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 44 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:00AMEssen Hbf2h44 11:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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$761One-way
Fastest
10:00AMEssen Hbf2h44 12:44PMHeidelberg Hbf
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$761One-way
Fastest
02:00PMEssen Hbf2h44 04:44PMHeidelberg Hbf
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$691One-way
Fastest
06:00AMEssen Hbf2h44 08:44AMHeidelberg Hbf
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$581One-way
2nd Fastest
08:00AMEssen Hbf2h45 10:45AMHeidelberg Hbf
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$691One-way

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Train Information between Essen and Heidelberg

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Essen to Heidelberg cover the 159 miles (256 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn trains between Essen and Heidelberg

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Essen and Heidelberg from $22 (€18) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 159 miles (256 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Essen and Heidelberg. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Essen and Heidelberg on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Essen and Heidelberg you can pay as low as $22 (€18).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Essen and Heidelberg due to the coronavirus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Essen to Heidelberg
Travel by train to Heidelberg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Essen to Heidelberg.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Heidelberg from Essen cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Essen to Heidelberg to cost as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Essen to Heidelberg?
The train price to Heidelberg from Essen is on average $30 (€25)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is Heidelberg from Essen by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Essen to Heidelberg by train to be approximately 159 miles (256 km).
How long is the train ride to Heidelberg from Essen?
The Essen to Heidelberg train duration is on average 3 h 37 min, which is to be expected when traveling 159 miles (256 km) to Heidelberg from Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Essen and arrival train station in Heidelberg?

When taking a train from Essen, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. When you arrive in Heidelberg, your train can arrive in train stations including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Essen Hbf   to Heidelberg Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Essen located? Where is the arrival train station in Heidelberg located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Essen Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Heidelberg Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which train companies can get me from Essen to Heidelberg?
If you're looking for trains from Essen to Heidelberg, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Heidelberg. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Essen to Heidelberg journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Essen to Heidelberg?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Essen to Heidelberg. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How many train services per day are there between Essen and Heidelberg?
The average number of trains departing Essen for Heidelberg is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Essen to Heidelberg?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Essen at 4: 47 AM. The last train leaves from Essen at 7: 16 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Essen to Heidelberg and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Essen to Heidelberg to get the best deals?
If you book the Essen to Heidelberg train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $30 (€25). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Essen and Heidelberg. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
Heidelberg
Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Essen for your trip to Heidelberg.