Duration 4h 14m
Distance 355.8 km
Average price 90€
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe takes 4h 14m and the fastest train takes 3h 13m. There is a train service every few hours 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.

Train via Mannheim

  1. Dortmund Hbf
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  2. Mannheim Hbf
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  3. Karlsruhe
3h 16m
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Dortmund to Karlsruhe train times

Trains run hourly between Dortmund and Karlsruhe. The earliest departure is at 10:35 in the morning, and the last departure from Dortmund is at 22:40 which arrives into Karlsruhe at 05:42. All services require a transfer at MANNHEIM HBF and take an average of 4h 14m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 21m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Karlsruhe is 286 km. The road distance is 355.8 km.

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Dortmund to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Dortmund and Karlsruhe?

You can take a train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe via Mannheim Hbf in around 3h 16m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
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4h 2m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€

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