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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest price £17.00
  2. 30 day advance £17.00
  • First train
    04:42
  • Last train
    00:28
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    46m

Travelling from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg by train

The fastest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg take around 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 78 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg.

Direct trains run between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg.

We usually find around 34 direct trains on the route from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Heidelberg is usually scheduled to depart Frankfurt am Main around 04:42 and the last train is around 00:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Frankfurt am Main around 06:05, and the last at 00:28.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg train tickets?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg are £17.00, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £17, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg by train.

Which trains operate between Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Frankfurt am Main to Heidelberg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Heidelberg to Frankfurt am Main

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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