There are 5 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg by train, night train, taxi, car or rideshare

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  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic / ...

$19 - $27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg 34.2 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Night train  •  27 min

  1. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Nj / ...

$5 - $27

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg 34.2 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg 34.2 miles

$7 - $11

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg is 49 km. The road distance is 55 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is to night train which takes 27 min and costs 4€ - 23€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.