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There are 9 ways to get from Heidelberg to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station Flx10

27€ - 35€

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Frankfurt central train station 476
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Berlin - Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Main station > Leipzig > Berlin - Central Bus Station

24€ - 31€

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  5h 30m

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

104€ - 186€

Rideshare  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Berlin 627.7 km

25€ - 40€

Drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Berlin Hbf 626.4 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) STR - BER

62€ - 312€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FRA - BER

70€ - 223€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

83€ - 331€

Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) SCN - BER

108€ - 350€

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin is to train and fly which takes 4h and costs 70€ - 230€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Post Waypoint and arriving at Berlin - Central Bus Station via Frankfurt - Main station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg central station station and arriving at Berlin central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 11m.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Berlin is 479 km. The road distance is 626.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs 27€ - 35€.

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The train from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station takes 5h 11m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Heidelberg to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg Post Waypoint station.

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Heidelberg to Berlin train services, operated by Flixtrain, depart from Heidelberg central station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs 27€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 478.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Berlin, Germany?

Flixtrain operates a train from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station twice daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 5h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Berlin ZOB via Frankfurt - Main station in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Saarbrucken to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Train operators
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
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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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
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
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
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
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
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Berlin - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
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 Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Heidelberg to Berlin bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Berlin - Central Bus Station.

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Heidelberg to Berlin train services, operated by Flixtrain, arrive at Berlin central station.

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