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Trip Zurich Heidelberg

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Heidelberg

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All modes of transport Zurich-Heidelberg

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) with a distance of 141 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Heidelberg is a direct bound.
Trains InterCity (IC) of SBB CFF FFS to Heidelberg leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Heidelberg will take place at Heidelberg Hbf station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Heidelberg that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof bus station (0.3 mi from Heidelberg, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (0.8 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Heidelberg.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Heidelberg.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Heidelberg from Zurich. You can take the flight Zurich-Stuttgart and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Stuttgart (Echterdingen airport, IATA code: STR) operated by Swiss International Airlines.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Heidelberg?

Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides rail connections Zurich-Mannheim with the train ICE from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Mannheim Hbf at arrival (0.5 mi from centre) and from Mannheim to Heidelberg with the train IC 55 which leaves Mannheim Hbf station to arrive at Heidelberg Hbf railway station (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
ÖBB transports passengers on a rail line Mannheim-Heidelberg with the train InterCity (IC) from Mannheim Hbf railway station (0.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Heidelberg Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
SBB CFF FFS operates the train journey from Zurich to Heidelberg with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Heidelberg Hbf railway station (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
FlixTrain provides a rail connection Stuttgart-Heidelberg with the train from Stuttgart Hbf railway station (0.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Heidelberg Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company Hahn Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Mannheim - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Mannheim and to the one of Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
DeinBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Stuttgart (serving Stuttgart Airport bus station at 6 mi from centre) and the city of Heidelberg where the coach will drop you off at Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof station situated at about 0.3 mi from Heidelberg city centre.
The coach company FlixBus carries out the route from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
The network of Eurolines CH includes a coach line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Stuttgart where the coach will drop you off at Stuttgart Obertürkheim station situated at about 4 mi from Stuttgart city centre.
The bus company Onebus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Stuttgart Obertürkheim in Stuttgart and to the one of Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
Public Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Mannheim (serving Mannheim - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Heidelberg where the coach will drop you off at Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof station situated at about 0.3 mi from Heidelberg city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Heidelberg (141.1 mi)
Airlines
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Stuttgart (arrival at Echterdingen STR airport)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Heidelberg

When travelling from Heidelberg to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Stuttgart located at 102 mi from Zurich and 49 mi away from Heidelberg, Karlsruhe situated at 114 mi from Zurich and at approximately 30 mi from Heidelberg, Mannheim located at 147 mi from Zurich and 11 mi away from Heidelberg (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Heidelberg or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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