There are 11 ways to get from Geneva to Heidelberg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$141 - $241

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Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Heidelberg 122

$30 - $50

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Train via Bern  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$136 - $235

Bus, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic / ...

$35 - $48

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Heidelberg 308.8 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Geneva to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$113 - $314

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$168 - $406

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$185 - $460

Fly Geneva to Zurich, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf

$162 - $329

Train to Lyon, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LYS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$141 - $370

Train to Lyon, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Stuttgart (STR) LYS - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$153 - $395

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Olten, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Heidelberg is 404 km. The road distance is 494.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Geneva to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Geneva to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Heidelberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Heidelberg is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Geneva to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 252.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Heidelberg via Olten, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Heidelberg once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
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 Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
regiojet.com
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 Geneva to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Geneva 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 Geneva to Heidelberg is 494 km. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Geneva to Heidelberg.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Heidelberg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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