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There are 11 ways to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Fulda  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Fulda Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Fulda to Dresden-Neustadt Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Heilbronn Hbf/Busbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof N1222
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl 1304A / ...

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Train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Crailsheim Bahnhof Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Crailsheim to Nuernberg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf Re
  4. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

Train, bus  •  12h 58m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hbf R10-b / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim central bus station to Bautzen 012

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Heilbronn to Bautzen 523.2 km

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  4. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dresden (DRS) STR - DRS
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Leipzig  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  4. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  5. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) STR - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden-Neustadt
  4. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train, train to Munich, fly to Dresden  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
  3. Take the train from Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dresden (DRS) MUC - DRS
  5. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Leipzig  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Crailsheim Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Crailsheim to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Leipzig (LEJ) NUE - LEJ
  4. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  5. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

Heilbronn to Bautzen by train

The train journey time between Heilbronn and Bautzen is around 7h 36m and covers a distance of around 659 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 26m. The fastest train normally takes 6h 31m. Operated by Go Ahead BW, Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH, Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS) and others, the Heilbronn to Bautzen train service departs from Heilbronn Hbf and arrives in Bautzen Bahnhof. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 9m
Layover time:
1h 26m
Total time:
7h 36m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 31m
Train distance:
659 km
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:30
Last train departs at:
22:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heilbronn to Bautzen train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen is to drive. Taking this option will cost €55 - €85 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heilbronn to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Heilbronn Hbf/Busbahnhof and arriving at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heilbronn to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Heilbronn Hbf and arriving at Bautzen Bahnhof via Wuerzburg Hbf, Fulda and Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Heilbronn and Bautzen is 435 km. The road distance is 523.2 km.

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The best way to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen without a car is to train via Fulda which takes 7h 33m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen, including transfers.

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Heilbronn to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heilbronn Hbf/Busbahnhof station.

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Heilbronn to Bautzen train services, operated by Go Ahead BW, depart from Heilbronn Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen is to train via Fulda which takes 7h 33m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Heilbronn to Bautzen.
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  • Distance: 435.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Heilbronn, Germany and Bautzen, Germany?

You can take a train from Heilbronn to Bautzen via Wuerzburg Hbf, Fulda, and Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt in around 7h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heilbronn to Bautzen via Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Train operators
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Crailsheim to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH
Phone
+49 (0) 30 208 98 62-0
Email
deutschland@goahead-de.com
Website
go-ahead-bahn.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Würzburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Crailsheim to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Fulda to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Fulda Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Fulda Bahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Crailsheim Bahnhof to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Wuerzburg Hbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Crailsheim to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
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 Wuerzburg Hbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Crailsheim
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
DB RegioNetz Verkehrs GmbH Westfrankenbahn
Website
delfi.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Crailsheim Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Westfrankenbahn
Phone
06021 3720111
Email
Kundendialog.wfb@deutschebahn.com
Website
westfrankenbahn.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Crailsheim Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Westfrankenbahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Heilbronn Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
DB Regio AG Bayern
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Pasing to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heilbronn Hbf/Busbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim central bus station to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Heilbronn to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl station.

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Heilbronn to Bautzen train services, operated by trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB, arrive at Bautzen Bahnhof station.

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