There are 7 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...

$65 - $95

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Rideshare  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Munich 179.2 miles

$11 - $24

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Munich, Munich central bus station N94 / ...

$15 - $80

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Munich Ouibus

$13 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Munich 179.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC

$107 - $274

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC

$116 - $269

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Munich is 253 km. The road distance is 286.8 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs .

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Karlsruhe to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlsruhe station.

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Karlsruhe to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Munich.
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  • Distance: 157.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. inOui TGV also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Munich hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $41
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Munich is 287 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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