There are 8 ways to get from Heidelberg to Switzerland by train, bus, rideshare, car 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 9 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$93 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Winterthur Ouibus

$21 - $32

6 alternative options

Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic

$79 - $126

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Zurich 107 / ...

$27 - $47

Rideshare  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Zurich 204.9 miles

$24

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Zürich 205.1 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  3 h 5 min

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

$107 - $317

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 16 min

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

$89 - $261

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Zürich via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mannheim to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heidelberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Heidelberg and Switzerland is 292 km. The road distance is 328 km.

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Switzerland is to rideshare which costs 21€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Switzerland is to drive which takes 3 h 2 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Heidelberg to Switzerland, including transfers.