Duration 3h 59m
Distance 255.8 km
Average price 70€
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Heidelberg and Erlangen takes 3h 59m and the fastest train takes 3h 31m. There is a train service every few hours from Heidelberg to Erlangen. 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. Heidelberg Hbf
  2. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Erlangen
3h 46m
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62€ - 186€

Heidelberg to Erlangen train times

Trains run hourly between Heidelberg and Erlangen. The earliest departure is at 16:46 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Heidelberg is at 20:54 which arrives into Erlangen at 02:13. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 59m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Erlangen. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Erlangen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Erlangen is 169 km. The road distance is 255.8 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Heidelberg and Erlangen?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Erlangen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf in around 3h 46m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€

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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€

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.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€

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.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg-Weststadt/Suedstadt to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osterburken to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Erlangen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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