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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Heidelberg by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Heidelberg

Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Fly Milan Linate to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Fly Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Fly Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Fly Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Heidelberg is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Heidelberg is to fly and train which takes 4h 35m and costs €60 - €220.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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The distance between Milan and Heidelberg is 440 km. The road distance is 579 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs €120 - €310.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Milan to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Heidelberg train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Heidelberg is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs €120 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 440.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Milan to Heidelberg via Karlsruhe Hbf in around 6h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €85
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €460
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €160
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€110 - €160
1st Class
€190 - €260
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bahn DE
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Milan to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Milan to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint station.

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Milan to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Heidelberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Heidelberg is 579 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Milan to Heidelberg.

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Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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