Duration 4h 15m
Distance 305 km
Average price 85€
Frequency 4/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dortmund and Heidelberg takes 4h 15m and the fastest train takes 3h 58m. The train service runs several times per day from Dortmund to Heidelberg. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Dortmund Hbf
  2. Heidelberg
3h 1m
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65€ - 110€

Dortmund to Heidelberg train times

Trains run four times a day between Dortmund and Heidelberg. The service departs Dortmund at 20:56 in the evening, which arrives into Heidelberg at 01:17. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 4h 15m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 1m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Heidelberg is 250 km. The road distance is 305 km.

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Dortmund to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Heidelberg Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Dortmund and Heidelberg?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dortmund to Heidelberg 5 times a day. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 3h 1m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 3 times a day.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

About this operator

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 110€

Contact Details

Train from Dortmund Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€

Contact Details

Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
National Express Rail

Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€

Contact Details

Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH

Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€

About this operator

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€

Contact Details

Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet

About this operator

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)

Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

Contact Details

Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at

Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Train from Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station to Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain

Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€

Contact Details

Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at

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