There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station 310 / ...

$9 - $15

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Heilbronn 99.7 miles

$7 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf Re

$45 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn 95.7 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf

$85 - $257

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Heilbronn Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

More details

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Heilbronn is 115 km. The road distance is 153.1 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs .

More details

The bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

More details

Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

More details

Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 28 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

Search flights

Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station.

More details

Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Heilbronn, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn via Mannheim Hbf in around 2 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
vvs.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Heilbronn, Heilbronn central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Heilbronn
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Heilbronn Hbf station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn.

Get driving directions

Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

Search flights

Book your Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

Book your Frankfurt am Main to Heilbronn bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 181+ hotels available in Heilbronn. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

More details

Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Heilbronn. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

More details