There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...

$10 - $14

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$39 - $59

Night train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic

$35 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe 82.7 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, train  •  2 h 53 min

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

$93 - $249

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Karlsruhe is 116 km. The road distance is 132.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs .

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlsruhe station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 72.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Karlsruhe, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe is 132 km. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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