There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Heidelberg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

86€ - 166€

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Heidelberg 109

27€ - 35€

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Bus, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Karlsruhe 150
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ice / ...

39€ - 96€

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Heidelberg 541.4 km

65€ - 95€

Fly Paris CDG to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 48m

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

75€ - 276€

Fly Paris CDG to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf

93€ - 320€

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

107€ - 493€

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

95€ - 470€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Heidelberg is to bus which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Heidelberg is to train which costs 85€ - 170€ and takes 3h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Paris and Heidelberg is 465 km. The road distance is 541.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 85€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Paris to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Heidelberg is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 85€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 465.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Heidelberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 85€ - 130€ and the journey takes 3h 7m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris, Paris to Heidelberg 5 times a week. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 450€
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Train operators
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 Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
45€ - 65€
1st Class
80€ - 110€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
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 Paris, Paris to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Heidelberg is 541 km. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Paris to Heidelberg.

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KLM, Air France, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Paris to Heidelberg train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Paris to Heidelberg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 729+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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