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Train - Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg

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Train - Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg

Will be traveling to Heidelberg Sunday, June 20 from the USA, and plan to take the train from Frankfurt airport. Two questions:

1. Do I need to book train tickets in advance, or can I simply purchase them upon my arrival in Frankfurt?

2. Is there a train station located directly at the airport, or do I need transport (taxi, shuttle, etc.) from the airport to a train station?

Thank you in advance for any help!

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1. Re: Train - Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg

You can book the tickets on your arrival.

There are two rail stations at the airport. Both are easily reached on foot at the airport.

The Regionalbahnhof serves the local area including Frankfurt city center.

The Long Distance rail station is called the Fernbahnhof.

You can check train times and prices at the German Rail website, there is an English language option ( www.bahn.de ) . The quickest journeys take the fast ICE trains from the airport to Mannheim, where you change to go to Heidelberg. The ICE trains leave from the Long Distance station.

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2. Re: Train - Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg

another option I use and like is the "Lufthansa Bus" (now a van) that goes directly from the airport (right outside on the curb from the terminal) and directly to Crown Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg. It runs each hour and is a bit less hassle than the train (ie no changes). You should make reservations in advance however: (you can do it my email)

lufthansa-airportbus.com/strecken_heidelberg…

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3. Re: Train - Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg

Thanks Teleport and NYNM. I appreciate your insight!

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