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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  3 h 5 min

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

$81 - $243

Cheapest option

Bus Marino Autolinee  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Mannheim MarinoBus / ...

$23 - $58

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2 h 21 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 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$103 - $181

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Heidelberg 107 / ...

$30 - $54

Night train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$91 - $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 22 - SFr 60 and takes 7 h 57 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 21 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 23 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 23 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 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 23 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 55 and takes 6 h 23 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: 3 h 5 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 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Heidelberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 5 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
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 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 4 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

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 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)

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 - $85
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Winterthur to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
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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