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Visit Paris by train from Heidelberg

A city that’s always in vogue, Paris is best reached by train from Heidelberg in Germany.

Choose from about 25 trains a day, from as early as 04:28 until 23:33 on the ultra-quick Deutsche Bahn. Even a quick change in Mannheim won’t slow you down on this efficient service taking a little more than three hours. Some would say it’s enough time to enjoy a glass of wine from its first-class menu.

Speaking of which, book a First Class ticket and you’ll benefit from extra space, a daily newspaper, access to its lounges, unlimited data on the Wi-Fi network and at-seat food and drinks. What’s not to love? Arriving into the city centre, you’ll find cafes, jardins and bistros on every corner, while the famous Champs-Élysées is a quick 15-minute walk away. Just check out the helpful guide below outlining all the key information you could need for a Bon Voyage!

Heidelberg to Paris by train

It takes an average of 4h 36m to travel from Heidelberg to Paris by train, over a distance of around 288 miles (464 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Heidelberg to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $30.52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 16m
PriceFrom $30.52
Distance288 miles (464 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train04:13
Last train23:14
Departure stationHeidelberg
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn

Heidelberg to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Heidelberg to Paris for Dienstag Okt. 4. 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:47 11:32 3h 45m, 1 change
08:13 11:52 3h 39m, 1 change
09:15 13:13 3h 58m, 1 change
09:18 13:13 3h 55m, 2 changes
09:33 15:31 5h 58m, 4 changes
10:48 15:35 4h 47m, 3 changes
12:13 15:54 3h 41m, 1 change
12:18 16:35 4h 17m, 3 changes
13:18 17:05 3h 47m, 1 change
13:20 18:05 4h 45m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Heidelberg to Paris

You can travel from Heidelberg to Paris on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Heidelberg to Paris

The price of train tickets from Heidelberg to Paris starts at $30.52 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Heidelberg to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Heidelberg to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Heidelberg to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Heidelberg to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Heidelberg and Paris is 4 hours and 36 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Heidelberg and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Heidelberg to Paris is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Heidelberg to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Heidelberg to Paris can start from as little as $30.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Heidelberg to Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Heidelberg to Paris. Travelling from Heidelberg to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Heidelberg to Paris leave?

The first train from Heidelberg to Paris leaves at 04:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Heidelberg to Paris leave?

The last train from Heidelberg to Paris leaves at 23:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Heidelberg and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Heidelberg to Paris cover a distance of around 288 miles (464 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Heidelberg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Heidelberg to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/29/2022 for travel on 05/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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