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Overview: Train from Heidelberg to Geneva

distanceDistance250 miles (403 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$36 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Heidelberg to Geneva cover the 250 miles (403 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $36 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $36 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Genève.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Heidelberg to Geneva trains

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Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Heidelberg to Geneva train.

  • Average Price: $36

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

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


Deutsche Bahn trains from Heidelberg to Geneva

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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 Heidelberg to Geneva. 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 Heidelberg to Geneva and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Heidelberg to Geneva

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Geneva from Heidelberg?

Travel between Heidelberg, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Heidelberg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Geneva from Heidelberg as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Heidelberg, Germany from Geneva, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Heidelberg from Geneva?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Geneva?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Heidelberg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/24/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Heidelberg from Geneva.

How much does a cheap train between Heidelberg and Geneva cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Heidelberg to Geneva to cost as little as $36 (€30)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Heidelberg to Geneva?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Heidelberg to Geneva train price to come in at an average of $36 (€30)  one way.

How far is it from Heidelberg to Geneva by train?

The Heidelberg to Geneva train distance is approximately 250 miles (403 km).

How many hours is the train time between Heidelberg and Geneva?

While the time it takes to travel 250 miles (403 km) from Heidelberg to Geneva can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Heidelberg to Geneva train journey time is on average 5 h 22 min.

What train station in Heidelberg goes to Geneva? What train station do I come into Geneva from Heidelberg?

When taking the train between Heidelberg and Geneva, you can choose to depart from train stations like Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt. Your route can end in train stations such as Genève and Geneva.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Heidelberg Hbf   and arrive in Genève.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Heidelberg Hbf and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Geneva most often arrive at Genève and need to travel around 0.6 miles (950 m) from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from Heidelberg to Geneva?

For the journey from Heidelberg to Geneva you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Heidelberg to Geneva on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains are there to Geneva from Heidelberg a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Heidelberg to Geneva. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Heidelberg to Geneva? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Heidelberg to Geneva at 9: 25 AM. The last train from Heidelberg to Geneva that you can take departs at 2: 13 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Heidelberg to Geneva schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Heidelberg to Geneva to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Geneva from Heidelberg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $36 (€30) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Heidelberg to Geneva a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Heidelberg
Geneva
Heidelberg Hbf is the most popular Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg for your trip to Geneva.