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London to Heidelberg by train

It takes an average of 9h 47m to travel from London to Heidelberg by train, over a distance of around 411 miles (662 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from London to Heidelberg and tickets for this journey start from $84.42 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 04m
Price$84.42 - $720.53
Distance411 miles (662 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationHeidelberg
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDB, erb, Regiojet,

London to Heidelberg train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Heidelberg for Dienstag Aug. 18. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:55 17:12 7h 17m, 2 changes
11:04 18:23 6h 19m, 3 changes
11:04 18:41 6h 37m, 2 changes
12:24 20:47 7h 23m, 2 changes
15:04 22:08 6h 04m, 2 changes
15:31 02:00 9h 29m, 3 changes
17:16 06:13 11h 57m, 6 changes
17:16 07:23 13h 07m, 3 changes
19:22 10:44 14h 22m, 2 changes
19:34 10:23 13h 49m, 3 changes

Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and SNCF trains from London to Heidelberg

You can travel from London to Heidelberg on Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and SNCF 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.

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from London to Heidelberg

Train tickets from London to Heidelberg start at $84.42 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $457.17.
lowest price found
from$84.42
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$361.71
on the day
avg. single price$457.17

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 London to Heidelberg 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 London to Heidelberg

Want to know more about your journey from London to Heidelberg? 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 London to Heidelberg take?

The average journey time by train between London and Heidelberg is 9 hours and 47 minutes, with around 12 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 London and Heidelberg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Heidelberg is 6 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Heidelberg cost?

Train tickets from London to Heidelberg can start from as little as $84.42 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 London to Heidelberg?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Heidelberg. Travelling from London to Heidelberg by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from London to Heidelberg leaves at 08:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Heidelberg leaves at 19:34. 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 London and Heidelberg by train?

Trains travelling from London to Heidelberg cover a distance of around 411 miles (662 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Heidelberg to London.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Heidelberg for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/18/2020. 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 08/10/2020 for travel on 03/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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