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

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Train  •  3h 59m

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

87€ - 128€

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Night bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Metz > Saarbrücken > Mannheim > Frankfurt - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station

22€ - 28€

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Bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Heidelberg 109

30€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Heidelberg University 542.5 km

60€ - 90€

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 8m

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

89€ - 299€

Fly 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 Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg-Altstadt

80€ - 196€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

120€ - 287€

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  8h 33m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nuremberg (NUE) CDG - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
  4. Take the train from Osterburken to Heidelberg-Altstadt

114€ - 291€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Heidelberg University is to night bus which costs 21€ - 28€ and takes 8h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Heidelberg University is to train which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Heidelberg University. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Heidelberg, Marstallstraße via Heidelberg, Betriebshof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Heidelberg University. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Heidelberg-Altstadt via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Paris and Heidelberg University is 466 km. The road distance is 542.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Heidelberg University without a car is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs 85€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Paris to Heidelberg University, including transfers.

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Paris to Heidelberg University bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Heidelberg University 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 University is to train which takes 3h 59m and costs 85€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 35€ and takes 7h 38m.

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  • Distance: 466.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf twice daily. 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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Heidelberg once daily. Tickets cost 26€ - 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
65€ - 250€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 280€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
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 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
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€ - 17€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Würzburg Hauptbahnhof to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg-Altstadt
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Abellio
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
NS
Book at
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
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 Mannheim Hbf to Heidelberg-Altstadt
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osterburken to Heidelberg-Altstadt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus

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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 University bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Paris to Heidelberg University 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 University is 542 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Paris to Heidelberg University.

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

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There are 491+ hotels available in Heidelberg University. 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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