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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Heidelberg by train, night 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 via Basel SBB  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$105 - $234

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Bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Heidelberg 107 / ...

$37 - $62

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Train, night train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf Nj / ...

$102 - $227

Train  •  8 h 34 min

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

$100 - $149

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Heidelberg 366.5 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$110 - $328

Fly Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$73 - $207

Fly Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$121 - $302

Fly Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$65 - $257

Train to Turin, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Frankfurt (FRA) TRN - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$141 - $392

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Heidelberg is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Heidelberg is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Heidelberg via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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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 Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Milan and Heidelberg is 440 km. The road distance is 586.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 90€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Milan to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Milan to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan, 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 7 h 6 min and costs 90€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 275.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Milan to Heidelberg via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 7 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Heidelberg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $200
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$75 - $190
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Train from Milano Centrale to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
nightjet.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Milan to Heidelberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Heidelberg is 586 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min 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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There are 565+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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