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There are 6 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Mannheim by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

$7 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Mannheim MarinoBus

$3 - $50

4 alternative options

Night train  •  42 min

  1. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Nj / ...

$6 - $35

Rideshare  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Mannheim 42.6 miles

$4 - $6

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Karlsruhe to Mannheim 42.5 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Mannheim 42.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Mannheim is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Mannheim is to train which costs 6€ - 25€ and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Mannheim. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Mannheim Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Mannheim is 54 km. The road distance is 68 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Mannheim without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs 6€ - 25€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf takes 23 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Karlsruhe to Mannheim bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, depart from Karlsruhe station.

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Karlsruhe to Mannheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Mannheim is to train which takes 23 min and costs 6€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Mannheim.
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  • Distance: 33.5 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Mannheim, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Mannheim every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 23 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Mannheim once daily. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Trenitalia Eurocity

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Karlsruhe to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200

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Karlsruhe to Mannheim bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at Mannheim station.

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Karlsruhe to Mannheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Mannheim is 68 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Mannheim.

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There are 604+ hotels available in Mannheim. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Karlsruhe and Mannheim. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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