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There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Heidelberg by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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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Fly Rome to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$102 - $337

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Fly Rome Ciampino to Hahn, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Hahn (HHN) CIA - HHN
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport TA to Heidelberg

$49 - $229

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Fly Rome to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$120 - $368

Fly Rome Ciampino to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, shuttle  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) CIA - FKB
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport to Heidelberg

$86 - $269

Train to Florence, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Frankfurt (FRA) FLR - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$138 - $443

Train via Milano Centrale  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$201 - $360

Train Trenitalia  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ec / ...

$143 - $256

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB N77

$83 - $134

Bus Eurolines FR  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Heidelberg

$148 - $228

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Heidelberg 726.1 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Heidelberg is to fly and bus which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Heidelberg is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Heidelberg via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome station to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini Station and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Milano Centrale, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 4 min.

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The distance between Rome and Heidelberg is 885 km. The road distance is 1161.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 11 h 4 min and costs 170€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Rome to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Rome to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Roma station.

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Rome to Heidelberg train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini Station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Heidelberg is to train which takes 11 h 4 min and costs 170€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 19 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 553.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Rome to Heidelberg via Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 11 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome to Heidelberg once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $120 and the journey takes 18 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Hahn
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 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
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 München Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Roma Termini to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$130 - $160
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
$85 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
Bus operators
Holger Tours
Phone
06204 6082400
Email
info@holger-tours.de
Website
holger-tours.de
Shuttle from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
holger-tours.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport TA to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Roma to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Rome to Heidelberg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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Rome 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 Rome to Heidelberg is 1162 km. It takes approximately 11 h 2 min to drive from Rome to Heidelberg.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Rome Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Rome to Heidelberg bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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