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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Heidelberg by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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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Fly Florence to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$119 - $394

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Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB N77

$68 - $114

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Fly Florence to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 23 min

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

$111 - $393

Train to Bologna, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Frankfurt (FRA) BLQ - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$121 - $417

Train to Bologna, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Stuttgart (STR) BLQ - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$113 - $346

Train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$177 - $311

Train, night train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec
  3. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf Nj

$170 - $304

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Firenze to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Heidelberg

$121 - $207

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Heidelberg 554.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Heidelberg is to bus which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 17 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Heidelberg is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 350€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Firenze and arriving at Heidelberg via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Milano Centrale, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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The distance between Florence and Heidelberg is 656 km. The road distance is 887.2 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 46 min and costs 150€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Florence to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Florence to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Firenze station.

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Florence to Heidelberg train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Heidelberg is to train which takes 9 h 46 min and costs 150€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 17 h.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 409.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Florence to Heidelberg via Milano Centrale, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 9 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Heidelberg via Strasbourg in around 17 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bologna to Stuttgart via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Firenze to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Florence to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Florence to Heidelberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Heidelberg is 887 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Florence to Heidelberg.

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Swiss, Air France, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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