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There are 3 ways to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen to Eisenach Re
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Mannheim Hbf Ice

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Zella-Mehlis to Neckarsulm station west 015
  2. Take the bus from Neckarsulm station west to Mannheim central bus station 009

€21 - €26

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Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Mannheim 256.3 km

€27 - €40

Schmalkalden to Mannheim by train

The train journey time between Schmalkalden and Mannheim is around 4h 1m and covers a distance of around 324 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 44m. Operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Schmalkalden to Mannheim train service departs from Schmalkalden and arrives in Mannheim Hbf. Typically 56 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 1m
Fastest train time:
3h 44m
Trains per week:
56
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
21:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schmalkalden to Mannheim train schedules

Schmalkalden → Mannheim
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The cheapest way to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim is to bus which costs €21 - €26 and takes 7h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schmalkalden to Mannheim station. However, there are services departing from Schmalkalden, Auer Tor and arriving at Mannheim central bus station via Zella-Mehlis and Neckarsulm station west. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schmalkalden to Mannheim. However, there are services departing from Schmalkalden and arriving at Mannheim Hbf via Wernshausen and Eisenach. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Schmalkalden and Mannheim is 197 km. The road distance is 256.3 km.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim, including transfers.

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Schmalkalden to Mannheim bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zella-Mehlis station.

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Schmalkalden to Mannheim train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, depart from Wernshausen station.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €26 and takes 7h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Schmalkalden to Mannheim.
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  • Distance: 196.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Schmalkalden, Germany and Mannheim, Germany?

You can take a train from Schmalkalden to Mannheim via Wernshausen and Eisenach in around 5h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Schmalkalden to Mannheim via Zella-Mehlis and Neckarsulm station west in around 7h 27m.

Train operators
Süd Thüringen Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)3693 5086 0
Email
info@sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Website
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Train from Wernshausen to Eisenach
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Süd Thüringen Bahn
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 Eisenach to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zella-Mehlis to Neckarsulm station west
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Neckarsulm station west to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Schmalkalden to Mannheim bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mannheim central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Schmalkalden to Mannheim is 256 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Schmalkalden to Mannheim.

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