There are 7 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$76 - $232

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Mannheim Ouibus

$22 - $50

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2 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

$119 - $305

Train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$95 - $186

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 58 min

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

$22 - $54

Night train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$83 - $159

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg 197 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg is to fly and train which costs SFr 110 - SFr 310 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Zürich HB, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Heidelberg is 218 km. The road distance is 315.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 55 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 136.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) 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
Monday to Friday
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 Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
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
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Winterthur to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg is 315 km. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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The nearest airport to Heidelberg is Mannheim (MHG) Airport which is 14.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Frankfurt (FRA) (72.1 km), Stuttgart (STR) (87.7 km), Nuremberg (NUE) (172.9 km) and Luxembourg (LUX) (180.4 km).

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