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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Florence  •  4h 53m

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

€70 - €316

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Bus  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Karlsruhe central train station 117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Florence N77

€48 - €64

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

€49 - €248

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

€117 - €244

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Pisa, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Pisa (PSA) FRA - PSA
  3. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train via Zürich  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

€138 - €268

Train  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

€74 - €200

Train, bus  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel) 23802 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Singen Hohentwielstadion to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station Singen Hohentwielstadion - Serra San Bruno Eni / ...

Drive  •  8h 22m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Florence 881.7 km

€110 - €170

Heidelberg Station to Florence by train

The train journey time between Heidelberg Station and Florence is around 12h 48m and covers a distance of around 892 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 54m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Heidelberg Station to Florence train service departs from Heidelberg Hbf and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 48m
Fastest train time:
8h 54m
Train distance:
892 km
Trains per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€152
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:41
Last train departs at:
19:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Florence train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Florence is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 15h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Florence is to train and fly which takes 4h 53m and costs €70 - €320.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg Station to Florence. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Zuerich Hb, Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 33m.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and Florence is 656 km. The road distance is 881.7 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Florence without a car is to train via Zürich which takes 9h 33m and costs €130 - €270.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Heidelberg Station to Florence, including transfers.

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Heidelberg Station to Florence 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 Florence is to train via Zürich which takes 9h 33m and costs €130 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 15h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Heidelberg Station to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Florence.
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  • Distance: 655.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Heidelberg Station to Florence via Zuerich Hb, Lugano, and Milano Centrale in around 9h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg Station to Florence via Karlsruhe central train station, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 15h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€3000 - €3400
Flights from Frankfurt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €380
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Trenitalia

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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
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 Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Florence
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Singen Hohentwielstadion to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi

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