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

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf 38139 / ...

€3 - €45

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Rideshare  •  35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mannheim to Heidelberg 20.4 km

€2

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Bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim central bus station to Heidelberg central train station 012 / ...

€4 - €6

Tram  •  42 min

  1. Take the tram from Mannheim, Collini-Center to Heidelberg, Seegarten Rnv 5

€5 - €7

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mannheim to Heidelberg 19.9 km

€65 - €80

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Heidelberg 19.9 km

€2 - €4

Mannheim to Heidelberg by train

The train journey time between Mannheim and Heidelberg is around 15 min and covers a distance of around 17 km. The fastest train normally takes 10 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Abellio and others, the Mannheim to Heidelberg train service departs from Mannheim Hbf and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically 757 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
15 min
Fastest train time:
10 min
Train distance:
17 km
Trains per week:
757
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:03
Last train departs at:
23:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mannheim to Heidelberg train schedules

Mannheim → Heidelberg
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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Mannheim to Heidelberg is to rideshare, which costs €2 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Heidelberg is to train which costs €3 - €45 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim central bus station station and arriving at Heidelberg central train station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Mannheim and Heidelberg is 19 km. The road distance is 19.9 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €45.

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The train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Heidelberg is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €4 - €6 and takes 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 18.5 km
  • Duration: 16 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €3 - €6 and the journey takes 16 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim central bus station to Heidelberg central train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €4 - €6 and the journey takes 20 min.

Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Bus
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 Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
RNV Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH
Phone
+42 621 465 4444
Email
info@rnv-online.de
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from Mannheim, Collini-Center to Heidelberg, Seegarten
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
RNV Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim central bus station to Heidelberg central train station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mannheim to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Mannheim to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Taxibetrieb Christa u. Elke Hauk GdbR
Phone
+49 621 626813
Taxi Zentrale Mannheim eG
Phone
+49 0621 218 18
Website
taxi-mannheim.de
Taxi Böhm
Phone
+49 621738561
Website
taxiboehm.com

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Mannheim to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg central train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Heidelberg is 20 km. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Mannheim to Heidelberg.

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

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