There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg by train, bus, tram, car or shuttle

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ice

$25 - $40

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg 017 / ...

$6 - $8

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Re / ...

$34 - $48

Train, line 5 tram  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the line 5 tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to HD Hauptbahnhof West 5

$27 - $39

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg 51.3 miles

$10 - $16

Shuttle  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg

$28

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg is to bus which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Heidelberg is 72 km. The road distance is 82.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 46 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg is to train which takes 46 min and costs 21€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 45.1 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
bahn.de
RNV
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to HD Hauptbahnhof West
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rnv-online.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TransContinental Group
Phone
+49 6152 976 90 99
Email
info@frankfurt-airport-shuttles.de
Website
transcontinental-group.com
Shuttle from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
transcontinental-group.com

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