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There are 5 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg by train, bus or car

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...

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Bus  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint 109

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Re

Train via Homburg(Saar)Hbf  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Homburg(Saar)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf 38131 / ...

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg 154.8 km

Saarbrücken to Heidelberg by train

The train journey time between Saarbrücken and Heidelberg is around 1h 56m and covers a distance of around 147 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 45m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Süwex, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Saarbrücken to Heidelberg train service departs from Saarbruecken Hbf and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically 142 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 46m
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
1h 56m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 45m
Train distance:
147 km
Trains per week:
142
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:44
Last train departs at:
21:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saarbrücken to Heidelberg train schedules

Saarbrücken → Heidelberg
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Heidelberg is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Heidelberg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Heidelberg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg is to bus which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg is to drive which costs €17 - €26 and takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saarbrücken bus station station and arriving at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Saarbruecken Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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It is 123 km from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg. It is approximately 154.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg without a car is to train via Mannheim Hbf which takes 1h 52m and costs €21 - €110.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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

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Saarbrücken to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg is to train via Mannheim Hbf which takes 1h 52m and costs €21 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 123.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €21 - €30 and the journey takes 1h 34m. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint twice daily. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 4m.

Train operators
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Homburg(Saar)Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Homburg to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Bahn DE
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Homburg to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Bus
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 Saarbrücken bus station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Saarbrücken to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint station.

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Saarbrücken to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Heidelberg is 155 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Saarbrücken to Heidelberg.

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