Paris to Heidelberg train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Heidelberg

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Cheapest

£96

Average

£117

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
07:20Paris Gare de l'Est3h09 10:29Heidelberg Hbf
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£961One-way
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09:04Paris Gare de l'Est3h40 12:44Heidelberg Hbf
1 change
£1161One-way
10:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h34 14:29Heidelberg Hbf
1 change
£1381One-way

Train schedule Paris to Heidelberg

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07:20Paris Gare de l'Est3h09 10:29Heidelberg Hbf
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09:04Paris Gare de l'Est3h40 12:44Heidelberg Hbf
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10:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h34 14:29Heidelberg Hbf
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Fastest train times from Paris to Heidelberg

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 9 m

Average

3 h 27 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

465 km

It's difficult to get from Paris to Heidelberg without changing at least once.

Fastest
07:20Paris Gare de l'Est3h09 10:29Heidelberg Hbf
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£961One-way
2nd Fastest
10:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h34 14:29Heidelberg Hbf
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£1381One-way
09:04Paris Gare de l'Est3h40 12:44Heidelberg Hbf
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£1161One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Heidelberg

distanceDistance288 miles (465 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Paris to Heidelberg cover the 288 miles (465 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 28 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £47, but the average price of train tickets is £75. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Paris to Heidelberg

For as little as £47 you can travel by train between Paris and Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Heidelberg from Paris. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Paris to Heidelberg train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 48 min
  • Average Price: £47
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Paris to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a scenic 4.5 hour train ride from Paris, with as many as 18 trains departing from Paris-Est train station on any given day. So, if you're looking to get out of Paris and enjoy the architectural delights of 14th century Germany and the picture-perfect Neckar River, there's a train seat to Heidelberg with your name on it.

Paris to Heidelberg train times: daily departures

There are, on average, 13 trains from Paris to Heidelberg per day, though there are no direct trains going straight through to Heidelberg - you'll usually have to board a connecting train from either Stuttgart, Mannheim, or Frankfurt. The first train from Paris to Heidelberg departs at around 6:40 a.m., while the last hour of departure for trains from Paris to Heidelberg is around 9:55 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Paris to Heidelberg?

With a distance of 288 miles to cover and a border to cross, the average journey of a train from Paris to Heidelberg is 4.5 hours long, though the fastest journey by train can be as quick as 3 hours and 21 minutes.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Heidelberg?

Departure station: Also known as Gare de l'Est, Paris-Est is one of the premier trains stations along Rail Europe, as it's easy to navigate, wheelchair accessible, and great to look at. There are a number of food outlets, drink kiosks, and even supermarkets to keep you nourished while you wait for your train. You can take bus lines 65, 46, and 38 from Paris city centre to get into the train station, or you can hop on subway lines 4, 5 or 7. Paris-Est is a quick 10-minute drive from downtown Paris.

Arrival station: Heidelberg Hbf is the primary railway station for the city of Heidelberg, and the first place you will touch down in on your train trip from Paris to Heidelberg. To get into Heidelberg city centre, you can take the S-Bahn S1, S2, S5, or S51, all of which will take you to, or near, the famous Heidelberg Castle.

Which trains companies travel from Paris to Heidelberg?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and TGV inOui operate trains servicing Paris to Heidelberg. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express services trains every 40 minutes, while TGV inOui runs trains three to four times a day.

Paris to Heidelberg trains: services on board

DB trains offer first- and second-class services. In first class, seating is automatically reserved, allowing you to enjoy a worry-free trip. You can also travel with small pets (under 10 kg) on Deustche Bahn trains for free, so long as your pet is contained in a closed carrier. You cannot bring a bike onto the train with you, though you are allowed to board with hand luggage and one larger item of luggage, which you can stow under your seat or on the luggage rack above.

TGV inOui also offers first- and second-class services, with the major difference being that a meal service is offered in first class, as well as plusher seats. Domestic pets are allowed on board the TGV, but do require carriers and an extra ticket for travel. Smaller pets (less than 6 kg) can be carried in a bag or basket at no extra cost. You can bring your bike aboard TGV trains, but you must book your bike space at the same time as you book your train ticket. You are allowed hand luggage, which may be stowed in luggage areas onboard the train, and there is onboard WiFi access on inOui trains, specifically.

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Heidelberg

DB Intercity and TGV inOui release tickets around three to six months in advance, with tickets cheaper the earlier you book. Therefore, if you already know the dates you want to travel, you will find that the cheapest way to buy train tickets is by booking early. Moreover, if you have the option of being flexible with your travel times, avoid booking during "peak hours" (6:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on weekdays), as train companies raise prices during these times. Also be sure to choose a slower or connecting train, as, though your trip might take a little longer, you will find cheaper fares. As a bonus, you'll be able to enjoy more of the scenic views from the window of your seat!

Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Heidelberg

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FAQs

Travel between Paris, France and Heidelberg, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Heidelberg, Germany?

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 26/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Heidelberg as this information can change.

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Heidelberg is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Heidelberg restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Heidelberg?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 26/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Heidelberg closer to your date of departure here.

You can find a cheap train from Paris to Heidelberg for some dates and times for as low as £47  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Paris to Heidelberg train prices are on average £75  one way.
The distance from Paris to Heidelberg by train is approximately 288 miles (465 km).
On average the train from Paris to Heidelberg duration is 3 h 28 min  for the 288 miles (465 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train from Paris to Heidelberg, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your route can end in train stations such as Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Heidelberg, called Heidelberg Hbf, is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from its city centre.

When taking a train from Paris to Heidelberg, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Heidelberg. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Paris to Heidelberg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Paris to Heidelberg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Paris to Heidelberg at 04: 40   or take the last train from Paris to Heidelberg leaving at 18: 04. Look for the latest Paris Heidelberg train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
If you purchase Paris to Heidelberg train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £75. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Heidelberg from Paris. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Heidelberg
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your journey to Heidelberg.
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Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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