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There are 9 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Berlin by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station Flx10

€30 - €40

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Rideshare  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Berlin 627.7 km

€25 - €40

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Train  •  5h 33m

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

€104 - €186

Train, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Berlin - Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Main station > Leipzig > Berlin - Central Bus Station

€31 - €78

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Berlin Hbf 625.6 km

€65 - €100

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) STR - BER

€58 - €343

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FRA - BER

€51 - €334

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

€94 - €452

Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) SCN - BER

€124 - €321

Heidelberg Station to Berlin by bus

The bus journey time between Heidelberg Station and Berlin is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 661 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 11m. Operated by FlixBus, the Heidelberg Station to Berlin bus service departs from Heidelberg central station and arrives in Berlin central station. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 12m
Fastest bus time:
5h 11m
Buses per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
82 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:00
Last bus departs at:
18:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Berlin bus schedules

Heidelberg Station → Berlin
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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Berlin is to rideshare which costs €25 - €40 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Berlin is to train and fly which costs €50 - €340 and takes 4h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg central station station and arriving at Berlin central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg Station to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and Berlin is 480 km. The road distance is 625.6 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Berlin without a car is to bus which takes 5h 11m and costs €30 - €40.

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The bus from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station takes 5h 11m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Heidelberg Station to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg central station.

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Heidelberg Station to Berlin 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 Berlin is to bus which takes 5h 11m and costs €30 - €40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €190 and takes 5h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 479.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Berlin, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 5h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heidelberg Station to Berlin Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Saarbrucken to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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 station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Berlin - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heidelberg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Heidelberg Station to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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