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There are 3 ways to get from Stuttgart to Heidelberg by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Re / ...

$28 - $45

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Rideshare  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Heidelberg 74.3 miles

$6 - $10

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Heidelberg 73.8 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Heidelberg is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Heidelberg is 78 km. The road distance is 118.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Stuttgart to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Stuttgart to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Heidelberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Heidelberg is 118 km. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Stuttgart to Heidelberg.

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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

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.

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+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Other operators

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Rideshare from Stuttgart to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart and Heidelberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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