There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Heidelberg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ec / ...

$65 - $100

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Rideshare  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Heidelberg 208.9 miles

$14 - $23

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Heidelberg 027 / ...

$21 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Heidelberg 208.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Stuttgart (STR) MUC - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$115 - $286

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$118 - $277

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Munich and Heidelberg is 254 km. The road distance is 333.8 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs .

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The train from München Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 3 h 10 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Munich to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Heidelberg is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 158.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Heidelberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Heidelberg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Train operators
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 München Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Heidelberg is 334 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Munich to Heidelberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Munich to Heidelberg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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