Mannheim to Heidelberg train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Mannheim to Heidelberg

Showing times and prices for Jun 26


Fastest Journey

11 m


11 m

Trains per day



18 km

Cheap train tickets from Mannheim to start from $19 with an average ticket price of $21.

The fastest train from Mannheim to takes 11m in comparison to an average duration of 11m and covers a distance of 18 km.

3 trains that leave Mannheim for every day with 3 travelling directly.

Deutsche Bahn
Mannheim Hbf
09:34AMHeidelberg Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
Mannheim Hbf
08:03AMHeidelberg Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn
Mannheim Hbf
08:37AMHeidelberg Hbf
0 transfers

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IconOften overcrowded
The journey from Mannheim to Heidelberg is super fast. You don't have to change trains once. Often there are no seats. The seats are very comfortable and the small rubbish bin next to them is really practical, which keeps the whole thing clean. The toilets have always been clean so far.
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IconThe single ticket
IconTravelling fast and far
IconThe late trains
IconThe approximate trains
IconThe volume of the train (squeaking, etc...)
Unfortunately, wifi is not available. However, there are power sockets in first and second class. The seats are not that comfortable as they are often dirty and you don't know what happened. From a scale of one to 10, I would give a 5 when it comes to hygiene and comfort. The service is good, the ticket inspectors are very friendly. The prices for a ticket are pleasant. I have a monthly pass, so I am not forced to pay for a ticket every day.
IconShort travel time
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IconSomewhat unhygienic
The journey from Mannheim to Heidelberg was on the S 3. A seat reservation was not possible, but also not necessary. The train was not delayed, which was great. However, the train was very dirty and unhygienic. The seat covers were in need of renewal. The only thing I can say about the technical condition is that the doors worked. The journey time was short, which I appreciated.
Icon20 minutes travel time
The journey from Mannheim to Heidelberg was on the S3. It was an extremely short journey, less than 20 minutes. The train was moderately well maintained, not particularly clean, but not noticeably dirty either. Seat reservation is not possible on this type of train. At the time of my journey, however, the train was not particularly full either. The train left on time and arrived in Heidelberg on time.
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IconWorn train
The journey from Mannheim to Heidelberg was on S-Bahn line three. Reservations are not possible on this type of train. However, there were plenty of seats available. The train was a bit run down and worn compared to the ICE or IC. However, the toilet was in operation and could be used. There was no wifi here. The train left on time and arrived in Heidelberg on time. In this respect, all expectations of this journey were met.
IconShort journey time
IconGood equipment
IconDefective toilet
The journey from Mannheim to Heidelberg by ICE is a very good alternative to the S-Bahn. The journey is shorter and more relaxed and the train is much better equipped. Due to the short journey time, the defective toilet in my carriage was not a major problem.

Overview: Train from Mannheim to Heidelberg

distanceDistance11 miles (18 km)
durationAverage train duration6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$12 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Mannheim to Heidelberg cover the 11 miles (18 km) long journey taking on average 6 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Mannheim Hbf and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from Mannheim to Heidelberg trains

For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by train to Heidelberg from Mannheim with Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

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 Mannheim to Heidelberg train.

Mannheim to Heidelberg train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: $11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 14 a day

FAQs: Trains from Mannheim to Heidelberg

FAQs: Travel by train from Mannheim 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 Mannheim to Heidelberg.
Cheap train tickets from Mannheim to Heidelberg can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Mannheim to Heidelberg is $12 (€10); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Mannheim to Heidelberg is on average 6 min   for the 11 mile (18 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Mannheim to Heidelberg by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Mannheim to Heidelberg leaves at 6: 26 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Mannheim to Heidelberg leaves at 7: 23 PM.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains a day from Mannheim to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Mannheim to Heidelberg train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Mannheim and Heidelberg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 23 PM.

When departing from Mannheim, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Mannheim Hbf, Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt station and Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld. When arriving in Heidelberg, you can end your route in train stations like Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Altstadt station and Heidelberg-Weststadt/Südstadt.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Mannheim Hbf, which is located around 2.9 miles (4.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Heidelberg Hbf, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Heidelberg from Mannheim is worth doing with a journey time of 6 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Mannheim to Heidelberg is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Heidelberg from Mannheim including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Mannheim and Heidelberg

Mannheim Hbf is the most popular Mannheim 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 Mannheim for your trip to Heidelberg.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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