Travel from Köln to Heidelberg

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$40 | 4h 27min Flight$235 | 4h 27min Bus25 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$43
    4h 51min · 27 lb of CO2
  2. Train$99
    6h 19min · 69 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$235
    4h 27min · 401 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$17
    2h 23min · 27 lb of CO2

Köln to Heidelberg Buses

bus tickets from Köln to Heidelberg

$43 · 4h 51min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $43
Travel Duration
4h 51min

bus tickets from Bonn to Heidelberg

$40 · 4h 35min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $40
Travel Duration
4h 35min

bus tickets from Köln to Mannheim

$40 · 4h 27min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $40
Travel Duration
4h 27min

bus tickets from Köln to Ludwigshafen am Rhein

$40 · 4h 28min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $40
Travel Duration
4h 28min

Köln to Heidelberg Trains

train tickets from Porz-Wahn to Heidelberg

$154 · 6h 19min
Train
Train Tickets
About $154
Travel Duration
6h 19min
Cologne - Porz-Wahn
DB from Porz-Wahn to Bietigheim (Baden)DB · 3h 34minICE43
Altomünster - Jettingen
DB from Jettingen to HeidelbergDB · 2h 45minEC62
Heidelberg - Heidelberg

train tickets from Troisdorf to Heidelberg

$99 · 7h 35min
Train
Train Tickets
About $99
Travel Duration
7h 35min
Troisdorf - Spich
DB from Spich to Mering-St AfraDB · 5h 46minICE42
Göppingen - Faurndau
DB from Faurndau to Heidelberg HbfDB · 1h 48minIC62
Heidelberg - Heidelberg Hbf

train tickets from Siegburg to Heidelberg

$121 · 6h 28min
Train
Train Tickets
About $121
Travel Duration
6h 28min
Siegburg - Siegburg Bahnhof
DB from Siegburg Bahnhof to Bruchsal SchloßgartenDB · 3h 15minICE42
Efringen-Kirchen - Efringen-Kirchen
DB from Efringen-Kirchen to Heidelberg HbfDB · 3h 12minCNL 1258
Heidelberg - Heidelberg Hbf

train tickets from Porz-Wahn to Edingen-Neckarhausen

$193 · 7h 49min
Train
Train Tickets
About $193
Travel Duration
7h 49min
Cologne - Porz-Wahn
DB from Porz-Wahn to Basel Badischer BahnhofDB · 5h 23minICE43
Kenzingen - Kenzingen
DB from Kenzingen to Mannheim-FriedrichsfeldDB · 2h 26minCNL 1258
Edingen-Neckarhausen - Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld

Köln to Heidelberg Flights

bus tickets from CGN to MHG

$235 · 4h 27min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $235
Travel Duration
4h 27min

Drive from Köln to Heidelberg

Driving from Köln to Heidelberg

$17 · 2h 23min

It's 124 miles between Köln to Heidelberg. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 23min and 2h 30min from Köln to Heidelberg under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Heidelberg by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $16.

Our recommendation to Heidelberg

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Köln to Heidelberg?

On your trip from Köln to Heidelberg, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Köln to Heidelberg Baden-Wuerttemberg - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Köln to Heidelberg. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Heidelberg is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Köln/Heidelberg buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Köln is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Köln and Heidelberg during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Köln to Heidelberg? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Heidelberg traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Heidelberg is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Köln to Heidelberg?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Köln to Heidelberg is by bus. The bus costs $40 roughly and will take 4 hours 27 minutes.

Is there a train from Köln to Heidelberg?

Yes, trains between Köln area and Heidelberg, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 6 hours 19 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Porz-Wahn, which is about 3 miles from Köln. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Jettingen Altomünster, Faurndau Göppingen, Efringen-Kirchen, Kenzingen.

How long does it take from Köln to Heidelberg by car?

The total distance between Köln and Heidelberg is 124 miles and will take you about 2 hours 23 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $17.

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