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Duration 16h 53m
Distance 1080 km
Average price 507€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Edinburgh and Heidelberg takes 16h 53m and the fastest train takes 11h 17m. The train service runs several times per day from Edinburgh 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.


  1. Edinburgh
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  5. Heidelberg
12h 36m
241€ - 929€

Edinburgh to Heidelberg train times

Trains run twice daily between Edinburgh and Heidelberg. The earliest departure is at 06:24 in the morning, and the last departure from Edinburgh is at 17:30 which arrives into Heidelberg at 17:39. All services require a transfer, and take on average 16h 53m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 36m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Heidelberg is 1080 km.

Edinburgh to Heidelberg train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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

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Heidelberg is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 12:46 AM in Edinburgh and 1:46 AM in Heidelberg.

There are 753+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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