There are 10 ways to get from Hamburg to Heidelberg by train, car, bus, rideshare or plane

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Heidelberg Hbf Ice / ...

$110 - $170

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Rideshare  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Heidelberg 359.5 miles

$34

8 alternative options

Train, drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Heidelberg

$119 - $173

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Mannheim Hbf Ice

$132 - $193

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Heidelberg N33 / ...

$30 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Heidelberg 360.4 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Hamburg to Mannheim  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Mannheim (MHG) HAM - MHG

$188 - $401

Fly Hamburg to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 47 min

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

$96 - $306

Fly Hamburg to Stuttgart, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Stuttgart (STR) HAM - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$73 - $245

Train to Bremen, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$153 - $374

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Dammtor and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Heidelberg is 472 km. The road distance is 576.7 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs .

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The train from Hamburg Dammtor to Heidelberg Hbf takes 4 h 52 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Hamburg to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Dammtor station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Heidelberg is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 16 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 295.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Heidelberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Heidelberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Hamburg to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $490
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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 Hamburg to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hamburg to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Heidelberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Heidelberg is 577 km. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Hamburg to Heidelberg.

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FlexFlight ApS and MHS Aviation GmbH offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Mannheim Airport.

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Book your Hamburg 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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Heidelberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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