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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  2h 47m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

€61 - €290

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Bus  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Karlsruhe central train station N1326

€30 - €45

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  3h 10m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

€48 - €252

Fly to Basel, train  •  4h

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL) BER - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf

€83 - €265

Fly to Saarbrucken, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Saarbrucken (SCN) BER - SCN
  2. Take the train from St Ingbert to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

€131 - €277

Train  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

€113 - €179

Train via Berlin Suedkreuz  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice

€113 - €206

Train, night train  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Brandenburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1
  2. Take the night train from Brandenburg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Nj

€63 - €95

Drive  •  5h 30m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf 680.8 km

€70 - €110

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Karlsruhe Hbf is around 7h 24m and covers a distance of around 738 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 3m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Karlsruhe Hbf. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 24m
Fastest train time:
7h 3m
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
€123
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:14
Last train departs at:
18:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf train schedules

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) → Karlsruhe Hbf
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf is to fly and train which takes 2h 47m and costs €60 - €290.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Airport BER and arriving at Karlsruhe central train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf via Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 18m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Karlsruhe Hbf is 519 km. The road distance is 680.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf without a car is to train which takes 7h 18m and costs €110 - €180.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Airport BER station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf is to train which takes 7h 18m and costs €110 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf.
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  • Distance: 519.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Karlsruhe Hbf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €120 - €170 and the journey takes 5h 40m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Airport BER to Karlsruhe central train station once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 10h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Abellio
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €25
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€80 - €110
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from St Ingbert to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Brandenburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlsruhe central train station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf is 681 km. It takes approximately 5h 30m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Karlsruhe Hbf.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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