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Duration 2h 20m
Distance 144.5 km
Average price 45€
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Karlsruhe and Saarbrücken takes 2h 20m and the fastest train takes 1h 52m. There is a train service every few hours from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken. 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. Mannheim Hbf
  3. Saarbrücken
2h 34m
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28€ - 123€

Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken train times

Trains run hourly between Karlsruhe and Saarbrücken. The earliest departure is at 05:58 in the morning, and the last departure from Karlsruhe is at 22:01 which arrives into Saarbrücken at 00:19. All services require a transfer at MANNHEIM HBF and take an average of 2h 20m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Saarbruecken Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Saarbrücken is 104 km. The road distance is 144.5 km.

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

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Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Karlsruhe and Saarbrücken?

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken via Mannheim Hbf in around 2h 34m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 27€

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 15€

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
49 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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€

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.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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