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

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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Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zuffenhausen Station
  2. Take the train from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Heidelberg Hbf

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Train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Heidelberg Hbf

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Sarnen, Bahnhof to Basel EuroAirport
  2. Take the bus from Basel Euroairport FR to Freiburg
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint

Drive

  1. Drive from Sarnen to Heidelberg

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR)
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

Train to Zurich, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Sarnen to Heidelberg by train

The train journey time between Sarnen and Heidelberg is around 4h 48m and covers a distance of around 383 km. This includes an average layover time of around 49 min. The fastest train normally takes 4h 13m. Operated by Zentralbahn, Südostbahn, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Sarnen to Heidelberg train service departs from Sarnen and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically 113 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:
3h 59m
Layover time:
49 min
Total time:
4h 48m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 13m
Train distance:
383 km
Trains per week:
113
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:19
Last train departs at:
22:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sarnen to Heidelberg train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Sarnen to Heidelberg is to bus and train which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 9h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Sarnen to Heidelberg is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sarnen to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Sarnen, Bahnhof and arriving at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint via Basel Euroairport FR and Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sarnen to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Sarnen and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Luzern, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Sarnen and Heidelberg is 281 km. The road distance is 357.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sarnen to Heidelberg without a car is to train via Basel which takes 4h 32m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Sarnen to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Sarnen to Heidelberg bus services, operated by VBL, depart from Sarnen, Bahnhof station.

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Sarnen to Heidelberg train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Luzern station.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Sarnen to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 281.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Sarnen, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Sarnen to Heidelberg via Luzern, Basel SBB, Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof, and Mannheim Hbf in around 4h 32m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€55 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Bietigheim to Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Bietigheim Bahnhof to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Abellio NRW
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (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
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart central station to Heidelberg central station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
VBL
Phone
+41 41 369 65 65
Website
vbl.ch
Night bus from Sarnen, Bahnhof to Basel EuroAirport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
VBL
Schedules at
SBB
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 Basel Euroairport FR to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
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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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Basel Euroairport FR to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Lucerne to Zuffenhausen Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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Sarnen to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg Pre Waypoint station.

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Sarnen to Heidelberg train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, arrive at Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sarnen to Heidelberg is 357 km. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Sarnen to Heidelberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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