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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Rome  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Rome (FCO) STR - FCO

$98 - $327

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Bus to Hahn, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport TA
  2. Fly from Hahn (HHN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) HHN - CIA

$50 - $229

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Rome  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Rome (FCO) FRA - FCO

$119 - $369

Train to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Fly from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) FKB - CIA

$92 - $269

Train  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$182 - $362

Car train, train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the car train from Heidelberg Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa

$171 - $214

Bus Eurolines FR  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Roma

$144 - $231

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Rome N77

$82 - $137

Drive  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Rome 727.3 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Rome is to bus and fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Rome is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Rome. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Roma via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Rome. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 17 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Rome is 885 km. The road distance is 1163.7 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Rome without a car is to train which takes 11 h 17 min and costs 150€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Heidelberg to Rome, including transfers.

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Heidelberg to Rome bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Heidelberg station.

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Heidelberg to Rome train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Rome is to train which takes 11 h 17 min and costs 150€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 210€ and takes 20 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Rome.
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  • Distance: 553.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Rome via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Milano Centrale in around 11 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Rome via Strasbourg in around 20 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hahn to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Heidelberg Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.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 Hahn, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport TA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Rome
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Heidelberg to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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