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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Heidelberg by train, bus, 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.

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Mannheim Hbf Ice

$132 - $187

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Heidelberg 392.4 miles

$27 - $45

6 alternative options

Train Flixtrain  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Berlin, Berlin central station to Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station K213 / ...

$35 - $190

Bus  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg 009 / ...

$40 - $73

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Heidelberg 393.5 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Mannheim  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Mannheim (MHG) TXL - MHG

$148 - $611

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  3h 53m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Frankfurt (FRA) TXL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$81 - $200

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Stuttgart (STR) TXL - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$54 - $205

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Heidelberg is to fly which costs 120€ - 550€ and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Heidelberg via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin, Berlin central station station and arriving at Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Berlin and Heidelberg is 479 km. The road distance is 629.6 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Berlin to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Berlin to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Heidelberg is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 10h 13m, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 550€ and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 299.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $170 and the journey takes 4h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Heidelberg twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin, Berlin central station to Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
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Train from Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station to Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Berlin to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Mannheim Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Heidelberg is 630 km. It takes approximately 5h 40m to drive from Berlin to Heidelberg.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Mannheim Airport.

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There are 570+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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