There are 8 ways to get from Heidelberg to Berlin by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly from Mannheim  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MHG - TXL

206€ - 558€

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Rideshare  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Berlin 628.5 km

24€ - 40€

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3h 43m

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

67€ - 207€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) STR - TXL

52€ - 239€

Train  •  5h 36m

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

110€ - 196€

Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station N14 / ...

30€ - 40€

Train, bus  •  10h 35m

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

42€ - 126€

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Berlin Hbf 627.4 km

75€ - 110€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin is to fly which costs 200€ - 600€ and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Berlin is 479 km. The road distance is 627.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Heidelberg to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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Heidelberg to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Berlin is to fly which takes 3h 15m and costs 200€ - 600€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 200€ and takes 5h 36m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 478.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

MHS Aviation GmbH and FlexFlight ApS fly from Heidelberg to Berlin twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heidelberg to Berlin Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
290€ - 800€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
290€ - 800€
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 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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
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 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
14€ - 21€
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 to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
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
24€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Mannheim Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Heidelberg to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Heidelberg to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Berlin is 627 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Heidelberg to Berlin.

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MHS Aviation GmbH and FlexFlight ApS offer flights from Mannheim Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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Book your Heidelberg to Berlin train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Heidelberg to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1629+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Mannheim Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs 4€ - 6€.

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