There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt by bus, train, tram, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

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

$9 - $11

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Train  •  1 h 54 min

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

$34 - $48

Train, line 5 tram  •  1 h 55 min

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

$31 - $40

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt 52.5 miles

$11 - $16

Shuttle  •  3 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg

$31

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at S-Bf Altstadt via Betriebshof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Heidelberg-Altstadt via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Heidelberg-Altstadt is 72 km. The road distance is 84.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt 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-Altstadt is to bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 54 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Heidelberg-Altstadt station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt.
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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt via Mannheim Hbf in around 1 h 54 min.

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.

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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
$22 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Standard
$22 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg-Altstadt
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
RNV
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to Bismarckplatz
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
rnv-online.de
Bus operators
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt is 84 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Heidelberg-Altstadt.

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