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There are 8 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train, bus, night bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

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Bus via Heidelberg Post Waypoint  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt Airport 198

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf 38418 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Frankfurt Airport 198

Train, bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Air

Night bus  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt Airport N07

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 81.9 km

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport 81.9 km

Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train

The train journey time between Heidelberg Station and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 1h 2m and covers a distance of around 89 km. The fastest train normally takes 44 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and DB Fernverkehr AG, the Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Heidelberg Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically 27 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 2m
Fastest train time:
44 min
Train distance:
89 km
Trains per week:
27
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:02
Last train departs at:
15:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train schedules

Heidelberg Station → Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus via Heidelberg Post Waypoint which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to drive which costs €9 - €14 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg Post Waypoint and arriving at Frankfurt Airport. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 72 km. The road distance is 81.9 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 54 min and costs €23 - €35.

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The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf takes 54 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg Post Waypoint station.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 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 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train which takes 54 min and costs €23 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus via Heidelberg Post Waypoint, which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 72.3 km
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 54 min. DB Fernverkehr AG also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt Airport 5 times a week. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 59 min.

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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bahn DE
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Bus
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Darmstadt central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
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 Post Waypoint to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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
HEAG mobiBus GmbH + Co. KG
Website
delfi.de
Bus from Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt Airport station.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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