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There are 9 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to London by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£157 - £433

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Bus and ferry  •  16h 22m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Mannheim to London

£28 - £73

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Bus  •  16h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim central bus station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N952
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

£33 - £45

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 41m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£203 - £236

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 11m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£135 - £234

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London City  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London City (LCY) FRA - LCY

£101 - £918

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) FRA - LHR

£64 - £428

Train to Stuttgart, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to London Heathrow (LHR) STR - LHR

£77 - £329

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Birmingham (BHX) FRA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£115 - £463

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to London is to bus and ferry which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 16h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to London is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 1100€ and takes 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg Station to London. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and London is 416 miles.

The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to London without a car is to train which takes 7h 55m and costs 180€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from Heidelberg Station to London, including transfers.

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Heidelberg Station to London 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 London is to train which takes 7h 55m and costs 180€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 16h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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London is 1h behind Heidelberg Station. It is currently 11:45 PM in Heidelberg Station and 10:45 PM in London.

Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to London.
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  • Distance: 415.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and London, England?

You can take a train from Heidelberg Station to London King's Cross via Heidelberg Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 55m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Mannheim to London twice a week. Tickets cost £25 - £35 and the journey takes 14h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £2,500
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
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
£20 - £28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £29
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £50
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £18
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
£13 - £18
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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
£12 - £19
Website
Railjet
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
£8 - £12
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Flixtrain
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Mannheim to London
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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 Mannheim central bus station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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