There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Heidelberg by plane, train, bus or car

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

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Frankfurt (FRA) BCN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$100 - $373

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Bus  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Heidelberg

$80 - $150

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Stuttgart (STR) BCN - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$92 - $308

Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf

$112 - $339

Train  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic

$228 - $285

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Heidelberg 777.5 miles

$160 - $240

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Strasbourg and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 27 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Heidelberg is 1026 km. The road distance is 1244.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 12 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Barcelona to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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Barcelona to Heidelberg train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Heidelberg is to train which takes 12 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Barcelona to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 641.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Heidelberg via Montpellier St. Roch Station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Strasbourg, and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 12 h 27 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Barcelona to Heidelberg twice a week. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 19 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
19 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
eurolines.de

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Barcelona to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Heidelberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Heidelberg is 1244 km. It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to drive from Barcelona to Heidelberg.

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Ryanair, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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