There are 5 ways to get from Mainz to Heidelberg by train, bus, tram, 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  •  52 min

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

$26 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mainz to Heidelberg 57.1 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Mainz to Heidelberg 227

$6 - $11

Train, line 5 tram  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Mainz Römisches Theater to Mannheim Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the line 5 tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to Seegarten 5

$29 - $41

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Mainz to Heidelberg 55.6 miles

$11 - $17

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mainz to Heidelberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mainz to Heidelberg twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mainz Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mainz Römisches Theater to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
RNV
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from MA Hauptbahnhof to Seegarten
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
rnv-online.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mainz to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mainz to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mainz to Heidelberg?

The distance between Mainz and Heidelberg is 71 km. The road distance is 89 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Mainz to Heidelberg?

The cheapest way to get from Mainz to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 1 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mainz to Heidelberg?

The quickest way to get from Mainz to Heidelberg is to drive which takes 50 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

Is there a direct train between Mainz and Heidelberg?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mainz Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

Is there a direct bus between Mainz and Heidelberg?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mainz and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Mainz to Heidelberg?

The train from Mainz Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 52 min including transfers and departs every four hours.