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

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  2 h 25 min

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

$73 - $104

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Rideshare  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg 179.9 miles

$14 - $23

6 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic

$65 - $95

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg Station N27

$15 - $28

Train, drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Koblenz Hbf to Heidelberg

$55 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg 180.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 25 min

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

$105 - $295

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$87 - $192

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg is to train which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Heidelberg Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Heidelberg is 243 km. The road distance is 288.3 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 152 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg twice a week. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

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
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

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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Düsseldorf to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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 Düsseldorf to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Düsseldorf to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Heidelberg Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Heidelberg is 288 km. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Heidelberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Heidelberg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 542+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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