There are 6 ways to get from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train, bus, tram, night train, car or shuttle

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Train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$33 - $52

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport 108 / ...

$6 - $8

4 alternative options

Line 5 tram, train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Altes Hallenbad to MA Hauptbahnhof 5
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$27 - $43

Night train  •  44 min

  1. Take the night train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$25 - $40

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 52.2 miles

$11 - $16

Shuttle  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport

$28

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 72 km. The road distance is 83.5 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg station.

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Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 45.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Mannheim Hbf in around 1 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
RNV
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from Altes Hallenbad to MA Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
rnv-online.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TransContinental Group
Phone
+49 6152 976 90 99
Email
info@frankfurt-airport-shuttles.de
Website
transcontinental-group.com
Shuttle from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
transcontinental-group.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 84 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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