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Duration 13h 55m
Distance 354.8 km
Average price 35€
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average bus between Dortmund and Karlsruhe takes 13h 55m and the fastest bus takes 7h 45m. There is at least one bus per day from Dortmund to Karlsruhe. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Bus via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Dortmund
  2. Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
  3. Karlsruhe
5h 26m
22€ - 28€

Dortmund to Karlsruhe bus times

Buses run once daily between Dortmund and Karlsruhe. The earliest departure is at 06:45 in the morning, and the last departure from Dortmund is at 09:15 which arrives into Karlsruhe at 13:30. All services require a transfer at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and take an average of 13h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Karlsruhe is 286 km. The road distance is 354.8 km.

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Dortmund to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlsruhe station.

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What companies run services between Dortmund and Karlsruhe?

You can take a bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 5h 26m.
Bus operators
FlixBus
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S

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