There are 5 ways to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg by train, car, bus or plane

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  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Ec

$90 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. 027 / ...
  2. 086 / ...

$29 - $49

3 alternative options

Train, drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Ec

$89 - $127

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. 307.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train, fly  •  3 h 13 min

  1. FRA - SZG

$129 - $342

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Salzburg, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Heidelberg to Salzburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to München Ost
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Heidelberg and Salzburg is 367 km. The road distance is 492 km.

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg is to train and fly which takes 3 h 13 min and costs 110€ - 300€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs five times a day.