There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Heidelberg by train, bus, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$98 - $155

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Heidelberg 007 / ...

$19 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Karlsruhe Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Mannheim Ouibus

$20 - $28

Night train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof Nj 400 / ...

$30 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Heidelberg 204.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Zurich to Stuttgart, train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

$80 - $263

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 28 min

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

$111 - $332

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 28 min

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

$129 - $386

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Heidelberg is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 28 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Heidelberg is to drive which takes 3 h 2 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 65.

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The distance between Zürich and Heidelberg is 227 km. The road distance is 327 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Zürich to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof. This train operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Heidelberg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Heidelberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Karlsruhe to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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