There are 9 ways to get from Cologne 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$65 - $93

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Heidelberg 157.3 miles

$11 - $22

7 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$74 - $104

Train #2  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic / ...

$55 - $85

Bus Deinbus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg

$13 - $23

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Heidelberg 227

$16 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Heidelberg 157.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$108 - $311

Train, fly to Stuttgart  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$91 - $217

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Heidelberg is to train which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Heidelberg is 210 km. The road distance is 251.4 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Cologne to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Cologne to Heidelberg twice a week. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Standard
$22 - $30
Train from Köln Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bonn to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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