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Duration 1h 24m
Distance 141 km
Average price 75€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main takes 1h 24m and the fastest train takes 1h 1m. There is an hourly train service from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main. 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

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Frankfurt am Main
1h 5m
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40€ - 75€

Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main train times

Trains run hourly between Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main. The service departs Karlsruhe at 22:01 at night, which arrives into Frankfurt am Main at 23:08. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 1h 24m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main is 125 km. The road distance is 141 km.

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

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Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 1h 5m. Four other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 75€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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