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Travel Information from Munich to Heidelberg

distanceDistance157 miles (254 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $296
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€18) • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $296 (€279) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 157 miles (254 km) to Heidelberg from Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Munich to Heidelberg.

How to get from Munich to Heidelberg

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Heidelberg, 100,00% 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 Munich 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Heidelberg

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Munich to Heidelberg.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Heidelberg from Munich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Heidelberg from Munich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Heidelberg:

A bus is generally $277 (€261) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $296 (€279) from Munich to Heidelberg.

A bus is $59 (€56) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Munich to Heidelberg costing on average $78 (€74).

The fastest way from Munich to Heidelberg is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Heidelberg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 57 min   of travel time.

Heidelberg is approximately 157 miles (254 km) away from Munich.

The average frequency per day from Munich to Heidelberg is:

  • Around 11 buses per day.
  • 15 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Munich and Heidelberg as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Munich to Heidelberg:

  • Most travelers board their bus from München, ZOB and arrive in Heidelberg, Alte Eppelheimer Straße (Hbf).
  • Most travelers take a train from München Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Heidelberg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Munich to Heidelberg for $19 (€18).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline for flights to Heidelberg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cityline Munich to Heidelberg tickets on Omio for $296 (€279).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Heidelberg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Heidelberg for $78 (€74) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Munich to Heidelberg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 5 direct buses a day to Heidelberg with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn with 3 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Heidelberg tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Many of our customers traveling from Munich to Heidelberg don't make Heidelberg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Heidelberg are Frankfurt am Main, Berlin 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 planning your trip from Munich to Heidelberg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $19 (€18) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $296 (€279) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $78 (€74) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Munich to Heidelberg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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