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There are 6 ways to get from Erlangen to Mannheim by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

€34 - €181

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Rideshare  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Erlangen to Mannheim 274.7 km

€10 - €16

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Bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Mannheim central bus station 109 / ...

€39 - €96

Train via Würzburg  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to Wuerzburg Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Osterburken to Mannheim Hbf S1 / ...

€46 - €72

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Erlangen to Mannheim 266.7 km

€28 - €45

Fly, train  •  3h 7m

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

€69 - €413

Erlangen to Mannheim by train

The train journey time between Erlangen and Mannheim is around 4h 18m and covers a distance of around 318 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, VGN, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Erlangen to Mannheim train service departs from Erlangen and arrives in Mannheim Hbf. Typically 108 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 18m
Fastest train time:
3h 35m
Trains per week:
108
Cheapest price:
€73
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:02
Last train departs at:
20:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Erlangen to Mannheim train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Erlangen to Mannheim is to rideshare which costs €10 - €16 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Erlangen to Mannheim is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Erlangen to Mannheim. However, there are services departing from Erlangen and arriving at Mannheim Hbf via Nuernberg Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Erlangen and Mannheim is 184 km. The road distance is 266.7 km.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Mannheim without a car is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs €30 - €190.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Erlangen to Mannheim, including transfers.

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Erlangen to Mannheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Nuernberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Mannheim is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs €30 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €100 and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Nuremberg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Erlangen to Mannheim.
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  • Distance: 183.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Erlangen, Germany and Mannheim, Germany?

You can take a train from Erlangen to Mannheim via Nuernberg Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Mannheim central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Karat-S also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €2400
Train operators
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Würzburg Hauptbahnhof to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €28
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
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €22
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 Erlangen to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osterburken to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osterburken Bahnhof to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Bus
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)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
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 Nuremberg central bus station to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Mannheim Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Karat-S
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Erlangen to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Erlangen to Mannheim is 267 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Erlangen to Mannheim.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Nuremberg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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