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There are 8 ways to get from Bruges to Heidelberg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ice / ...

94€ - 174€

Cheapest option

Bus via Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Heidelberg N177 / ...

33€ - 40€

6 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Brugge, Stationsplein to Mannheim 524

37€ - 51€

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Heidelberg 547.5 km

60€ - 90€

Train to Brussels, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Stuttgart (STR) BRU - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

112€ - 329€

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf

89€ - 283€

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Stuttgart  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Stuttgart (STR) AMS - STR
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

146€ - 440€

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Frankfurt  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf

128€ - 364€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Heidelberg is to bus via Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Heidelberg is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Bruges and arriving at Heidelberg via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Bruxelles-Nord and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Bruges and Heidelberg is 437 km. The road distance is 547.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Bruges to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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

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Bruges to Heidelberg train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Heidelberg is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs 90€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus via Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 40m.

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  • Distance: 436.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 16m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Bruges to Heidelberg via Bruxelles-Nord and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 6h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Heidelberg via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Bruges to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brugge, Stationsplein to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Heidelberg is 547 km. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from Bruges to Heidelberg.

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