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

München / Munich to Heidelberg by train

There are direct trains from München / Munich to Heidelberg, though if you are willing to change trains, the journey options which involve making a connection are much more frequent



From München Hbf/Munich main station to Heidelberg Hbf

Travel Information

When you look up this journey on the ticket booking services, you will also see more frequent alternative journey options, which involve changing trains, usually in Stuttgart.

All trains also call at: Munchen-Passing

Monday to Friday: 5 x trains per day
Saturday: 4 x trains
Sunday: 5 x trains


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.

On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have:

  • 0 in the Chg. column
  • IC or EC in the Products column.

Use the earlier/later buttons* to search for the cheapest ticket prices.

*There can be gaps of more than three hours between the departures from Munchen of these direct trains to Heidelberg, so you may need to also use the earlier/later buttons to find them when booking online.
On Monday to Saturday the final direct train of the usually departs at 14:00.

Reservations are recommended for this journey, though if you book a 1st class ticket it will include the reservation.

The alternative journey options:

When you look up this journey on the ticket booking services, you will see multiple alternative options which involve changing trains, usually in Stuttgart.

You may only see such journeys when you look up your first choice of departure times, but you don't HAVE to change trains when making this journey.

If you're averse to making connections on train journeys, search through the departures until you find these direct trains.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
DB Bahn from €17.90

DB Bahn Guide

DB is the national railway operator in Germany, so its website can be used for booking journeys by German express trains; the ICE and IC trains and it doesn't charge booking fees.
It also sells tickets for journeys by direct trains on all international routes from Germany regardless of whether DB is operating the train service.

It also sells an extensive range of end-to-end journeys which involve making connections both within Germany and in neighboring countries, but journeys between Germany and Britain cannot be booked on DB.

A key feature of DB website worth keeping mind is that it offers 1st class ticket purchasers complimentary seat reservations on journeys both within and to/from Germany.

Seat reservations for daytime in both 1st and 2nd class can also be booked separately from tickets.

Save A Train from €17.90

Save A Train Guide

Trainline from €17.90

Trainline Guide

On this journey

Good to Know

The train will reverse direction on departure from Stuttgart.

On Monday to Friday and Sunday the first departure of the day is the ICE train on this route.

Passing Gelsenkirchen Passing Gelsenkirchen
Between Gelsenkirchen and Stuttgart Between Gelsenkirchen and Stuttgart

This is a very pleasant journey, particularly between Ulm and Stuttgart.

Though what had been the highlight of the trip, the views over the town of Gelsenkirchen, have now been obscured by barriers, which protect its no doubt grateful citizens from the sound of the trains.

The train will reverse direction on departure from Stuttgart.

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