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There are 9 ways to get from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

€51 - €186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Leverkusen 835
  2. Take the bus from Leverkusen to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint 027

€30 - €38

7 alternative options

Train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam RAI to Utrecht Centraal Sprinter
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Mannheim Hbf Ice

€50 - €139

Train, Bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Amstel to Eindhoven Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the Bus from Eindhoven to Mannheim

€34 - €63

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg 499.6 km

€60 - €95

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

€48 - €266

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Stuttgart (STR) AMS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

€91 - €258

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf

€112 - €411

Fly to Luxembourg, bus, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Luxembourg (LUX) AMS - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Kirchberg, Luxexpo to Merzig, Bahnhof
  3. Take the train from Merzig(Saar) to Mannheim Hbf

€93 - €269

Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg by walk, subway and train

The journey time between Station Amsterdam RAI and Heidelberg is around 5h 46m and covers a distance of around 517 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 18m. Operated by GVB, Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg service departs from Station Amsterdam RAI and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 46m
Fastest journey time:
5h 18m
Journey distance:
517 km
Services per week:
47
Cheapest price:
€61
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:56
Last service departs at:
18:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg walk, subway and train schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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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.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg is to bus which costs €29 - €40 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg is to fly and train which costs €45 - €270 and takes 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Europaplein and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Amsterdam Centraal, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Station Amsterdam RAI and Heidelberg is 421 km. The road distance is 499.6 km.

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The best way to get from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg without a car is to train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which takes 6h 3m and costs €50 - €190.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg is to train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which takes 6h 3m and costs €50 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 420.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Station Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg via Amsterdam, Europaplein, Amsterdam, Centraal Station, Amsterdam Centraal, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, and Mannheim Hbf in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg via Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, and Leverkusen in around 8h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Train operators
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€60 - €85
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Amsterdam RAI to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €90
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €90
Train from Amsterdam Amstel to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
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 Utrecht Centraal to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 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
45 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
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Merzig(Saar) to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leverkusen to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Eindhoven to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Kirchberg, Luxexpo to Merzig, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit

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Yes, the driving distance between Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg is 500 km. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from Station Amsterdam RAI to Heidelberg.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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