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There are 4 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  45 min

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

14€ - 60€

Cheapest option

Bus via Heidelberg Post Waypoint  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station 476

7€ - 9€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station 476

7€ - 9€

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 89.5 km

9€ - 14€

Heidelberg Station → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus via Heidelberg Post Waypoint which costs 7€ - 9€ and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 14€ - 60€ and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg Post Waypoint and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 9m.

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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 45 min.

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It is 78 km from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 89.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 45 min and costs 14€ - 60€.

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The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg Post Waypoint station.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 45 min and costs 14€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus via Heidelberg Post Waypoint, which costs 7€ - 9€ and takes 1h 20m.

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  • Distance: 78.1 km
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 23€ - 35€ and the journey takes 45 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station 5 times a week. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 9m.

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
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
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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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 Post Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 90 km. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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