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

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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Train via Hanover

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Gütersloh central bus station to Dortmund central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Heidelberg central train station

9 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Guetersloh Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Guetersloh Hbf to Kamen
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint

Drive

  1. Drive from Halle to Heidelberg

Train to Muenster, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Halle(Westf) to Osnabrueck Hbf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Hannover, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Frankfurt

  1. Take the train from Halle(Westf) to Osnabrueck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Hannover, fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Stuttgart (STR)
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Train to Muenster, fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Take the train from Halle(Westf) to Osnabrueck Hbf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Stuttgart (STR)
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Halle to Heidelberg by train

The train journey time between Halle and Heidelberg is around 6h 8m and covers a distance of around 547 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 6m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 4m. Operated by NordWestBahn, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Halle to Heidelberg train service departs from Halle(Westf) and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically 101 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 1m
Layover time:
1h 6m
Total time:
6h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 4m
Train distance:
547 km
Trains per week:
101
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:01
Last train departs at:
23:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Halle to Heidelberg train schedules

Departing Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Halle to Heidelberg is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Halle to Heidelberg is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Halle to Heidelberg station. However, there are services departing from Halle, Bahnhof/ZOB and arriving at Heidelberg central train station via Gütersloh central bus station and Dortmund central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Halle to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Halle(Westf) and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Bielefeld Hbf, Hannover Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

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The distance between Halle and Heidelberg is 296 km. The road distance is 405.9 km.

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The best way to get from Halle to Heidelberg without a car is to train via Hanover which takes 5h 28m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Halle to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Halle to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Gütersloh central bus station.

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Halle to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bielefeld Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Halle to Heidelberg is to train via Hanover which takes 5h 28m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 8h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Halle to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 295.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Halle to Heidelberg via Bielefeld Hbf, Hannover Hauptbahnhof, Frankfurt, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Halle to Heidelberg via Gütersloh, Hbf/ZOB, Gütersloh central bus station, and Dortmund central bus station in around 8h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Muenster to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €310
Flights from Hannover to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €390
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Hannover to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Muenster to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hannover to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €440
AIS Airlines
Website
aisairlines.com
Flights from Muenster to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €330
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Guetersloh Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Gütersloh, Hbf/ZOB to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Guetersloh Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bielefeld central station to Hanover central station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Osnabrück central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Stuttgart central station to Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
WestfalenBahn
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Bahn DE
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Guetersloh Hbf to Kamen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
National Express Rail
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Halle(Westf) to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Gütersloh central bus station to Dortmund central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Heidelberg central train station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Gütersloh, Hbf/ZOB to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Dortmund Hbf to Heidelberg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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