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from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg on Nov 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMFrankfurt am Main1h00 09:10AMHeidelberg
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$41One-way
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08:10AMFrankfurt am Main1h00 09:10AMHeidelberg
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$41One-way
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07:20AMFrankfurt am Main0h50 08:10AMHeidelberg
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$51One-way
07:35PMFrankfurt am Main0h58 08:33PMHeidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
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$91One-way
05:40PMFrankfurt am Main1h10 06:50PMHeidelberg
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$51One-way

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Sun
Nov 28
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$10Flixbus
Mon
Nov 29
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$10Flixbus
Tue
Nov 30
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 1
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$6Flixbus
Thu
Dec 2
$8FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
Fri
Dec 3
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
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Dec 4
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$7Flixbus
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Dec 5
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 6
$21Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Dec 7
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 8
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$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Dec 9
$21Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Dec 10
$6FlixTrain
$7Flixbus
Sat
Dec 11
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$6Flixbus
Sun
Dec 12
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 13
$21Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Dec 14
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 15
$21Deutsche Bahn
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Dec 16
$21Deutsche Bahn
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 17
$21Deutsche Bahn
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 18
$8FlixTrain
$8Flixbus

Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 48 miles (78 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg.

How to Travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg

Traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg is possible by bus or train with journey times between 48 minutes and 2 hours. Flying is not a viable way of making the journey since Frankfurt and Heidelberg are located so close together. Taking the train is usually the quickest method of traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. There are over 90 trains and 45 buses making the journey every day. Buses traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg are operated by FlixBus and Deinbus, while all trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn.

Trains from Frankfurt to Heidelberg | Return trips from Heidelberg to Frankfurt

Frankfurt to Heidelberg Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€8

1:05 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€23

0:48 h

1 Week Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg?

Cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Frankfurt to Heidelberg buses depart from either Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or Flughafen Terminal 2 and take just over an hour to arrive at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof. There are over 40 buses traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg every day. The first Frankfurt to Heidelberg bus departs at 5:10 a.m., while the last bus leaves Frankfurt at 12:10 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg include Flixbus and Deinbus.


Fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Trains traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg depart from either Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or Süd train station and take at least 48 minutes to arrive at either Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof or Seegarten train station. Most trains traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg are direct; however, occasional services do transfer in Mannheim. All trains traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg are operated by Deutsche Bahn.


Most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. While taking the train is more expensive than taking the bus, it is also at least 19 minutes faster. Frankfurt to Heidelberg trains also make the journey more frequently than buses. There are over 90 trains traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg per day, while approximately 45 buses make the journey. The first train traveling from Frankfurt to Heidelberg departs at 2:41 a.m., while the last train leaves Frankfurt at 12:09 a.m.


How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg, 93,55% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?

There are 2 ways to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?

The cheapest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg is by taking a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Heidelberg:

Taking a bus is about $17 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€18) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?

The fastest way to get to Heidelberg from Frankfurt am Main is by train with an average travel time of 49 min.

Other travel options to Heidelberg can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h   on average.

How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?

The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg is approximately 48 miles (78 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Frankfurt am Main? Where do I arrive in Heidelberg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg:

  • Buses mostly leave from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and tend to arrive in Heidelberg, HD Hauptbahnhof Ost.
  • Trains mostly leave from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and tend to arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Heidelberg by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg for $5 (€4) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Heidelberg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg for $22 (€18) on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg?
Many of our customers traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg don't make Heidelberg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Heidelberg are Berlin, Munich or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Heidelberg to any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $5 (€4) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $22 (€18) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.