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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg. 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, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train information:
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It takes less than 50 minutes to reach Heidelberg from Frankfurt when you travel by train. Direct and indirect trains depart from Frankfurt's main station several times an hour, including at weekends, so travelers have a huge variety of options. Budget train journeys are also available on a daily basis.
Most of the trains from Frankfurt to Heidelberg are provided by Deutsche Bahn, the biggest German train company. Flixtrain also offers a couple of journeys a day along this route, providing a less expensive, no-frills service. Deutsche Bahn trains all depart from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof, the city's main train station. Flixtrain services depart from secondary station Frankfurt (Main) Süd.
This journey takes just 48 minutes at the quickest when traveling direct with Deutsche Bahn. Most journeys along this route will take less than 1 hour, including many indirect services. Budget-friendly Flixtrain journeys typically take 1 hour 6 minutes. Only 1-2 trains per day will take over 2 hours total journey time.
There will usually be 40-45 direct daily trains to Heidelberg from Frankfurt am Main, and at least as many indirect trains. Indirect journeys usually don't take much longer than direct services. Nearly all journeys will be Deutsche Bahn services, but there are also usually two Flixtrain services per day, in the morning and evening. The first train of the day departs at 12:06 a.m. and the last train departs at 11:12 p.m.
Departure train stations: Trains depart from either Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof or Frankfurt (Main) Süd. Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof is the city's main train station. The station is in downtown Frankfurt, with regular train links to Frankfurt Airport. Frankfurt (Main) Süd is a train station to the south of the city, which is easy to reach from anywhere in the area by regional train, underground train, tram, and bus.
Arrival train station: Passengers will alight at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof. Heidelberg's central train station is just over a 30-minute walk from the famous Heidelberg Castle. The station itself has a number of shops and places to eat on-site. From here, travelers can catch a variety of local, regional and long-distance trains and buses.
There are a few train stations in Frankfurt am Main to start your route from including Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. In Heidelberg you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and need to travel around 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Heidelberg most often arrive at Heidelberg Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.
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