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

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Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec

$90 - $140

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Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Munich, Munich central bus station 310 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$28 - $47

3 alternative options

Drive, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$107 - $167

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Salzburg 307.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train, fly  •  3 h 12 min

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

$128 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg is to bus which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 300€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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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 9 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Salzburg is 367 km. The road distance is 492.2 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 80€ - 120€.

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The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 4 h 48 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 229.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Heidelberg to Salzburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 9 h 35 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

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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Heidelberg to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Salzburg is 492 km. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Heidelberg to Salzburg.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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