Arrival - coach / bus
Driving up to the Heidelberg castle by coach/bus is prohibited in general (as well as for cars on weekends and holidays).
An exceptional permission however is obtainable in connection with a valid parking reservation at the castle coach/bus parking.
Available at Reiseshop Heidelberg park(at)Reiseshop-heidelberg.de detailed information and pricing at reiseshop-heidelberg.de Tel: +49 (0) 6221 647 916 70
Same day reservations are available by phone only +49 172-6200063.
However, all those in possession of a booking confirmation are permitted to drive up to the parking lots at the castle, as this confirmation contains a special permit for accessing this area. Due to the dimensions of the turning platform and parking lots the length of the buses is limited to 12 metres, and in exceptional cases 13 metres.
pdf - coach parking in Heidelberg
Castle ticket is mandatory, even if cable car is not used.
Alternatively, guests may get off at Neckarmünzplatz (serves as an entry and exit point). From there to Kornmarkt cable car station it is about 7 minutes by foot.