There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Karlsruhe Hbf ICE International

$100 - $160

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Train, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Nijmegen to Karlsruhe N94

$41 - $73

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Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Karlsruhe Hbf

$55 - $80

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe 345.4 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$77 - $288

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

$100 - $309

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB) AMS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf

$116 - $461

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf

$95 - $282

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf

$127 - $411

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Amstel and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Karlsruhe is 449 km. The road distance is 552.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs .

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 4 h 56 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Amsterdam to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Amsterdam Amstel station.

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Amsterdam to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Amsterdam to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 280.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Karlsruhe, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
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
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
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inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Nijmegen to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Karlsruhe is 553 km. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Amsterdam to Karlsruhe.

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Eurowings, Swiss, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Karlsruhe. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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