Heidelberg to Basel by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:05
  • Last train
    22:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 25m

Travelling from Heidelberg to Basel by train

The fastest trains from Heidelberg to Basel take around 2 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 222 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heidelberg and Basel.

Journeys between Heidelberg and Basel usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 43 departures on the route from Heidelberg to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 47 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Heidelberg around 04:05 and the last train is around 22:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Heidelberg around 05:23, and the last at 22:14.

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

When to book Heidelberg to Basel train tickets?

Trains for this journey 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 Heidelberg to Basel by train.

Which trains operate between Heidelberg and Basel?

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

  • ECE
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurocity-Express
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • SBB

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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