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Train Information between Mainz and Heidelberg

distanceDistance43 miles (70 km)
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Mainz to Heidelberg cover the 43 miles (70 km) long journey taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $22 (€18), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Mainz Hbf and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Mainz – Heidelberg

For as little as $22 (€18) you can travel by train from Mainz to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this 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 Mainz 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.

Mainz to Heidelberg train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 39 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 8 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket from Mainz to Heidelberg:

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


Deutsche Bahn trains from Mainz 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 Mainz 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 Mainz to Heidelberg and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips

Trains from Mainz 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 Mainz to Heidelberg.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from Mainz to Heidelberg?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Mainz and Heidelberg for the next 7 days starting from $22 (€18)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket to Heidelberg from Mainz?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $22 (€18)  for a train ticket to Heidelberg from Mainz.
How many miles is it from Mainz to Heidelberg by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Mainz to Heidelberg by train to be approximately 43 miles (70 km).
How long is the train from Mainz to Heidelberg?
The train time between Mainz and Heidelberg is on average 51 min  for the 43 miles (70 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Heidelberg from Mainz by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Mainz to Heidelberg depart from? Which Heidelberg train station do I come into from Mainz?

When taking a train from Mainz, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Mainz Hbf, Mainz Römisches Theater and Mainz-Mombach. 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 Mainz Hbf   to Heidelberg Hbf.

Where is the train station in Mainz to go to Heidelberg? Where is the train station in Heidelberg located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Mainz Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 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.

What train companies go from Mainz to Heidelberg?
For the trip from Mainz to Heidelberg you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Heidelberg from Mainz on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Mainz and Heidelberg?
The average number of trains departing Mainz for Heidelberg is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Mainz to Heidelberg? When is the last train from Mainz to Heidelberg?
The earliest train departing from Mainz to Heidelberg leaves at 5: 46 AM. The last train departing from Mainz to Heidelberg leaves at 7: 42 PM. You can find the latest Mainz to Heidelberg train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Mainz to Heidelberg to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Mainz to Heidelberg is on average $22 (€18) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Mainz to Heidelberg available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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