a VirtualTourist member
Does anyone know how long it will take to get to Heidleberg by train and what is the name of the train we would take.
you can use the Deutsche Bahn website to check the details of your trip.
will give you train times, fares and details in English.
Journey takes from just over an hour to 1h 25m. One-way standard fare from 19 euro if you use the IC.
If you take the S-bahn you will need direction Mosbach (Baden). Clicking on the arrow at the side of each bahn.de departure will give you details of the journey, including platform number and a list of stops.
Train destinations, stops and platform numbers are usually displayed electronically at stations. If not, there are printed timetables on display at stations).
S-bahn fare is not displayed on bahn.de, but I'm pretty sure it will be less than 19 euro (possibly quite a lot less).
Kaiserslautern and Heidelberg are both inside the VRN local public transport network. Thus for regional trains and S-Bahn trains the VRN tariff applies. VRN tickets are zone-to-zone local public transport tickets. Thus they cover also the buses in Kaiserslautern and the trams and buses in Heidelberg.
VRN single ticket Kaiserslautern - Heidelberg is EUR 8,30.
24 hours ticket is EUR 13,50.
24 hours ticket mini group version (2-5 persons) is EUR 19,50.
To: Heidelberg Altstadt
and select as means of transport "only local transport" if you like to use VRN tickets (but their prices won't be shown by the DB timetable).
With the S-Bahn trains S1 or S2 you can travel directly to the stop Heidelberg Altstadt as this one is closer to the old town (= Altstadt in German) and the castle.
On this map (sector 8) the station Altstadt is still labeled Karlstor (Karl's Gate) station - its old name.