Duration 6h
Distance 625.2 km
Average price 110€
Frequency 16/day

Trip overview

The average train between Karlsruhe and Hamburg takes 6h and the fastest train takes 4h 44m. There is a train service every few hours from Karlsruhe to Hamburg. 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 • 4h 45m

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Hamburg
4h 45m
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100€ - 150€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Karlsruhe to Hamburg? 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.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Hamburg is 520 km. The road distance is 625.2 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Karlsruhe and Hamburg?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Karlsruhe to Hamburg hourly. Tickets cost 100€ - 150€ and the journey takes 4h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100€ - 150€

About Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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).

Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€

About Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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.

Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
170€ - 310€

About Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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.

Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€

About Deutsche Bahn Regional

Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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.

Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

About TGV inOui

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€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€

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.

Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 90€

About Trenitalia Eurocity

Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
65€ - 90€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 28€
1st Class
40€ - 60€

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€

About Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€

About Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)

Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)

Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€

About HVV

Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV

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