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Duration 42 min
Distance 54.3 km
Average price 22€
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg takes 42 min and the fastest train takes 30 min. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg. 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. Heidelberg
34 min
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9€ - 55€

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Want to know about travelling from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg? 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 Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg is 49 km. The road distance is 54.3 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 18€ - 25€ and the journey takes 34 min. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€

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 Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€

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 Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€

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 Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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