The modernist design at Heidelberg Hbf can be seen on its distinctive platforms

How to take the rail journey Frankfurt (Main) to beautiful Heidelberg

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Frankfurt to Heidelberg by train

When taking the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Heidelberg there is a choice of services:
(1) The express trains are inevitably faster and if you can book ahead online, they can be cheaper too.
(2) Though if you want to take a spontaneous day trip by train and book walk-up tickets at the station, you'll save money by taking one of the more frequent Regio trains.

Routes you can take to go from Frankfurt (Main) to Heidelberg

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the express trains
Travel Time (approx)

52 min - 58 min (approx) (IC trains)



Travel Info

1 x train per hour (usually)

Route Information

Option 2: taking the Regio trains:
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 39min (approx) (Regio trains)



Travel Info

1 x train per hour

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