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There are 3 ways to get from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 62 / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Gelnhausen Rb / ...

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Bus, line 61 bus, train  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg, Crowne Plaza Hotel to Frankfurt
  2. Take the line 61 bus from Frankfurt to Frankfurt 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Gelnhausen Rb / ...

Drive  •  1h 7m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen 131.5 km

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen is to drive which costs €15 - €23 and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen is to drive which costs €15 - €23 and takes 1h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Gelnhausen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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It is 95 km from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen. It is approximately 131.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen without a car is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs €21 - €70.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen, including transfers.

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

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Heidelberg to Gelnhausen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Gelnhausen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Gelnhausen is 131 km. It takes approximately 1h 7m to drive from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen.

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  • Distance: 95.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Gelnhausen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 1h 55m.

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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Gelnhausen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Gelnhausen
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
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
HEAG mobilo GmbH
Phone
+49 6151 7094115
Email
info@heagmobilo.de
Website
heagmobilo.de
Bus from Heidelberg, Crowne Plaza Hotel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
heagmobilo.de
In-der-City-Bus GmbH
Phone
+49 69 21243400
Website
icb-ffm.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
In-der-City-Bus

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