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!
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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Heidelberg to Paris is 3 hours and 16 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Heidelberg to Paris leaves at 04:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Heidelberg to Paris cover a distance of around 288 miles (464 km) during the journey.