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Duration 4h 13m
Distance 363 km
Average price 90€
Frequency 10/day

Trip overview

The average train between University of Duisburg-Essen and Karlsruhe takes 4h 13m and the fastest train takes 3h 8m. The train service runs several times per day from University of Duisburg-Essen 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

  1. Essen Hbf
  2. Mannheim Hbf
  3. Karlsruhe
3h 40m
43€ - 149€

University of Duisburg-Essen to Karlsruhe train times

Trains run every three hours between University of Duisburg-Essen and Karlsruhe. The earliest departure is at 06:50 in the morning, and the last departure from University of Duisburg-Essen is at 23:51 which arrives into Karlsruhe at 10:32. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 13m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Friday, April 23, 2021

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No, there is no direct train from University of Duisburg-Essen to Karlsruhe. However, there are services departing from Essen Universität Essen and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf via Essen Hbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between University of Duisburg-Essen and Karlsruhe is 290 km. The road distance is 363 km.

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University of Duisburg-Essen to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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University of Duisburg-Essen to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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What companies run services between University of Duisburg-Essen and Karlsruhe?

You can take a train from University of Duisburg-Essen to Karlsruhe via Essen Universität Essen, Essen Hauptbahnhof, Essen Hbf, and Mannheim Hbf in around 3h 40m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€

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 Essen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€

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 Essen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

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 Essen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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