Public means of transportation
Local public transport
The transport network Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) offers a common fare for regional railway, light rail and bus services in the whole Rhine-Neckar-area. This includes the cities of Mannheim, Heidelberg, etc…
Amongst others, the VRN affords low-priced seven-day, monthly and annual tickets.
Students of numerous universities can get the VRN-Anschluss-Semester-Ticket. It is valid in the whole Rhine-Neckar-area and for a period of 6 months from the beginning of the semester.
Students of the Heidelberg University can get the Semester-Ticket, which is cheaper and has the same area and the same period of validity.
- VRN Kunden Zentrum: Reisezentrum Hauptbahnhof (in the main station)
- RNV-Verkaufsstelle: Hauptbahnhof (building opposite the station, entrance on the left side)
- Studentenwerk Heidelberg: Universitätsplatz (Semester Ticket)
- Studentenwerk Heidelberg: Marstallhof 1-5 (Semester Ticket)
In case you are not eligible for the Semester-Ticket and you are staying at HITS for more than 6 months, you can purchase a Job-Ticket, a public transportation pass which offers a large discount on the regular price. You will receive detailed information at the beginning of your stay.
From Heidelberg you can quickly and comfortably access all German cities as well as many European cities.