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Deutsche Bahn trains from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg from $8 (€7) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

Deutsche Bahn

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:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • Average Price: $21
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg and when traveling by train:

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

Trains from Frankfurt to Heidelberg

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.

Which train companies travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg?

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.

How long is the train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg?

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.

How many trains are there from Frankfurt to Heidelberg?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Frankfurt to Heidelberg?

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.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Frankfurt to Heidelberg

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Frankfurt to Heidelberg and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Trains from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg to cost as little as $8 (€7)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?
The train price to Heidelberg from Frankfurt am Main is on average $14 (€12)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Heidelberg from Frankfurt am Main by train?
The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg by train is approximately 48 miles (78 km).
How many hours is the train time between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg?
While the time it takes to travel 48 miles (78 km) to Heidelberg from Frankfurt am Main can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train journey time is on average 51 min.
What station does the train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg depart from? Which Heidelberg train station do I come into from Frankfurt am Main?

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.

Where is the departure train station in Frankfurt am Main located? Where is the arrival train station in Heidelberg located?

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.

Which train providers can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?
If you're looking for trains from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain to get you to Heidelberg. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I book a direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg. You can look to travel with FlixTrain  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 trip.
How many train services per day are there to Heidelberg from Frankfurt am Main?
The average number of trains departing Frankfurt am Main for Heidelberg is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?
You can take the earliest train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg at 6: 14 AM   or take the last train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg leaving at 10: 08 PM. Look for the latest Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How early should I book Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg to cost on average $14 (€12) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Frankfurt am Main
Heidelberg
Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen is the most popular Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main for your trip to Heidelberg.