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Train  •  48 min

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

€14 - €60

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Bus  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt central train station 012 / ...

€10 - €12

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Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Altstadt 88.1 km

€9 - €15

Heidelberg Station to Altstadt by train

The train journey time between Heidelberg Station and Altstadt is around 1h 11m and covers a distance of around 87 km. The fastest train normally takes 42 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Heidelberg Station to Altstadt train service departs from Heidelberg Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 289 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 11m
Fastest train time:
42 min
Train distance:
87 km
Trains per week:
289
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:03
Last train departs at:
23:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Altstadt train schedules

Trains departing Saturday, July 31, 2021

Heidelberg Station → Altstadt
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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Heidelberg Station to Altstadt is to bus, which costs €10 - €12 and takes 1h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Altstadt is to drive which costs €9 - €15 and takes 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and Altstadt is 78 km. The road distance is 88.1 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Altstadt without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs €14 - €60.

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The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 48 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Altstadt is to train which takes 48 min and costs €14 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €12 and takes 1h 31m.

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Heidelberg Station to Altstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg Station to Altstadt is 88 km. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Heidelberg Station to Altstadt.

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  • Distance: 78.4 km
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Altstadt, Hesse, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 48 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt central train station every 3 hours. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 1h 20m.

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 Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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