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There are 5 ways to get from Zug to Heidelberg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

115€ - 246€

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Heidelberg 007

18€ - 23€

3 alternative options

Train via Karlsruhe  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Zug to Schaffhausen 24
  2. Take the train from Singen to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ice / ...

81€ - 210€

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Zug to Heidelberg 350.9 km

35€ - 60€

Fly, train  •  5h 46m

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

95€ - 311€

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The cheapest way to get from Zug to Heidelberg is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 25 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Zug to Heidelberg is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zug to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Zug and arriving at Heidelberg via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zug to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Zug and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Zuerich Hb and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Zug and Heidelberg is 249 km. The road distance is 350.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zug to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Zug to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Zug to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zug to Heidelberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zug to Heidelberg is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 25 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Zug to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 248.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 60€ - 90€ and the journey takes 3h 14m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Heidelberg 5 times a week. Tickets cost 18€ - 23€ and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zug to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Zurich to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Zug to Heidelberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Heidelberg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zug to Heidelberg is 351 km. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Zug to Heidelberg.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 490+ hotels available in Heidelberg. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zug to Zurich Airport is to line 24 train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 18 - SFr 35.

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