There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic / ...

$25 - $40

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Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Heidelberg 60.9 miles

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Heidelberg 107 / ...

$5 - $55

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg 56.4 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg is to train which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg is 79 km. The road distance is 90.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs 21€ - 30€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 52 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg is to train which takes 52 min and costs 21€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.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 central station to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Heidelberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg is 90 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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