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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ice / ...

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Bus  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint 009

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Night train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the night train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof 15

Drive  •  5h 3m

  1. Drive from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg 619.1 km

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart, train  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
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The most affordable way to get from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg is to fly and train which costs €40 - €350 and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from S Messe Nord/ICC and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Berlin Suedkreuz and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Berlin central bus station and Heidelberg is 471 km. The road distance is 619.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €100 - €200.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €100 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 29m.

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  • Distance: 471.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Berlin central bus station, Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg via S Messe Nord/ICC, S Südkreuz Bhf, Berlin Suedkreuz, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Berlin Suedkreuz to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Bahn DE
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Bus
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart central station to Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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