How to travel from Vienna to Heidelberg

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from Vienna to Heidelberg

You can get from Vienna to Heidelberg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Vienna to Heidelberg on Jan 31 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00PMVienna International Airport1h15 09:15PMStuttgart Airport
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05:28PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h55 01:23AMHeidelberg Hbf
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881One-way
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10:28AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h55 06:23PMHeidelberg Hbf
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1281One-way
08:28AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h25 03:53PMHeidelberg Hbf
2 transfers
1281One-way
07:28AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h16 02:44PMHeidelberg Hbf
1 transfer
1281One-way

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Travel Information between Vienna and Heidelberg

distanceDistance358 miles (577 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $147
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 13 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $147 (€128) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAustrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 358 miles (577 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Vienna and Heidelberg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Heidelberg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna 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 Vienna to Heidelberg.
FAQs

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Heidelberg, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Heidelberg if traveling from Vienna?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Heidelberg, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Vienna to Heidelberg.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Heidelberg, Germany?

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Vienna from Heidelberg?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Vienna from Heidelberg here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Heidelberg from Vienna including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Vienna and Heidelberg is by taking a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

This is compared to other travel options to Heidelberg:

Taking a bus is usually $130 (€113) less than taking a flight to Heidelberg, which costs on average $147 (€128) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $29 (€25) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $46 (€40) from Vienna to Heidelberg.

The fastest way from Vienna to Heidelberg is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 19 min.

Heidelberg is approximately 358 miles (577 km) away from Vienna.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Heidelberg is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 6 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Heidelberg from Vienna 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 from Vienna to Heidelberg:

  • Buses mostly depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Heidelberg, Alte Eppelheimer Straße (Hbf).
  • Trains mostly depart from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Austrian Airlines for flights to Heidelberg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Austrian Airlines Vienna to Heidelberg tickets on Omio for $147 (€128).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Heidelberg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Vienna to Heidelberg tickets on Omio for $46 (€40).

Yes, there are direct services available from Vienna to Heidelberg with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from Vienna to Heidelberg often also extend their vacation to go to Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Heidelberg and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Vienna to Heidelberg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€15) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $147 (€128) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $46 (€40) one way.

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

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