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There are 5 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  48 min

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

7€ - 60€

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Rideshare  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Frankfurt 96.2 km

3€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt central train station 107 / ...

7€ - 9€

Bus via Heidelberg Station  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station 107 / ...

7€ - 9€

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main 91.3 km

9€ - 15€

Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Heidelberg Station and Frankfurt am Main is around 1h 11m and covers a distance of around 87 km. The fastest train normally takes 52 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Heidelberg Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 270 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:
52 min
Trains per week:
270
Cheapest price:
7€
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:09
Last train departs at:
23:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

Trains departing Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Heidelberg Station → Frankfurt am Main
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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 11€ and takes 1h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 7€ - 60€ and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg central train station station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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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 Frankfurt am Main is 79 km. The road distance is 91.3 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs 7€ - 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 Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg central train station.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to train which takes 48 min and costs 7€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 9€ and takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 79 km
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, 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 48 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt central train station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 10m.

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
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€ - 20€
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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Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central train station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
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 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 11€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is 91 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Heidelberg Station to Frankfurt am Main.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Heidelberg Station and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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