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There are 3 ways to get from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg by train or car

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Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  1h 9m

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

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Train  •  1h 22m

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Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg 103.5 km

Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg by train

The train journey time between Ludwigsburg and Heidelberg is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 104 km. This includes an average layover time of around 19 min. The fastest train normally takes 51 min. Operated by Abellio, Deutsche Bahn Regional, DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg and others, the Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg train service departs from Ludwigsburg and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically 207 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:
1h 10m
Layover time:
19 min
Total time:
1h 30m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
51 min
Train distance:
104 km
Trains per week:
207
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:35
Last train departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg train schedules

Ludwigsburg → Heidelberg
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Heidelberg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Heidelberg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Heidelberg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 1h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ludwigsburg and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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The distance between Ludwigsburg and Heidelberg is 67 km. The road distance is 103.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg without a car is to train via Stuttgart Hbf which takes 1h 9m and costs €10 - €80.

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It takes approximately 1h 9m to get from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg is 104 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg.

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  • Distance: 67.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 9m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 40 min. Seven other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart central station to Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Ludwigsburg to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Abellio NRW

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