The motorways A5/A6, with interconnected highways, serve much of the greater Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Motorways A5/A6, direct motorway on-ramps and exits from/to Heidelberg via the A5/A656.
Heidelberg has an environmental zone, into which only vehicles which meet certain emissions standards are permitted to drive. Cars which are used in the Green Zone must be equipped with a sticker that indicates their emissions group. Since January 2013 only vehicles which display a green sticker are permitted in the environmental zones. Further information on the environmental zone is available at www.heidelberg.de
For information about the car-park routing in Heidelberg click here.
Heidelberg is part of the ICE and IC/EC net of the German Rail. Public transportation in the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar: The S-Bahn (regional train) lines of the Rhine-Neckar public transport system offer highly convenient connections both in the region and to points beyond. Further information: www.bahn.de
City Airport Mannheim (about 15 km away) Tram No. 5 gets you from the airport to Heidelberg (see www.vrn.de). Information about rental cars or taxis can be obtained at: www.flugplatz.mannheim.de
Frankfurt Airport City (about 80 km away) Airport Shuttle Service TLS: This shuttle service can be booked by individuals prior to departure. Find information about price and booking here.
Lufthansa Airport Bus: Departures directly from Terminal 1 in front of arrivals hall B. Pre-booking is recommended. Stops at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg. Information: www.transcontinental-group.com/en/frankfurt-airport-shuttles Deutsche Bahn: Trains depart for Heidelberg directly from the Fernbahnhof (long-distance train station) opposite Terminal 1, with a change of trains in Mannheim. Information: www.bahn.de
Baden-Airpark at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (about 90 km away) Transfer: The Baden Airpark Express Shuttle bus stops at the Heidelberg main railway station. Information: www.badenairpark.de
Stuttgart Airport (about 120 km away) Transfer: With the S-Bahn direct to the Stuttgart main train station, which is part of the ICE, EC and IC network and connects to Heidelberg, journey time is about 50 minutes.
Frankfurt Hahn Airport (about 150 km away) Transfer: The Hahn Express shuttle bus stops at Heidelberg’s main railway station. Information: www.hahn-express.de