How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg

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from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg

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

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg on Sep 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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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

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€8

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€23

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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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You should expect to travel around 48 miles (78 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg.

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