There are 6 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg by train, bus, tram, rideshare or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Re / ...

$30 - $46

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg N36

$4 - $8

4 alternative options

Train S-Bahn  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf S 1

$9 - $18

Train, line 5 tram  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the line 5 tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to Altes Hallenbad 5

$24 - $37

Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg 54.4 miles

$5 - $8

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg 54 miles

$11 - $17

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaiserslautern and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Heidelberg is 67 km. The road distance is 86.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 41.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

What companies run services between Kaiserslautern, Germany and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg via Mannheim Hbf in around 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $35
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
bahn.de
RNV
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to Altes Hallenbad
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
rnv-online.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 Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg is 86 km. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Kaiserslautern to Heidelberg.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kaiserslautern and Heidelberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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