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Duration 5h 56m
Distance 509 km
Average price 118€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Ghent and Heidelberg takes 5h 56m and the fastest train takes 5h 3m. The train service runs several times per day from Ghent 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. Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  2. Bruxelles-Nord
  3. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  4. Heidelberg
5h 49m
91€ - 170€

Ghent to Heidelberg train times

Trains run every four hours between Ghent and Heidelberg. The earliest departure is at 15:39 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Ghent is at 17:36 which arrives into Heidelberg at 22:48. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 56m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Bruxelles-Nord and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 49m.

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The distance between Ghent and Heidelberg is 398 km. The road distance is 509 km.

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Ghent to Heidelberg train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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

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