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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

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Fly to Frankfurt, train

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

Train via Berlin Suedkreuz

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Karlsruhe Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

Fly to Stuttgart, train

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

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Karlsruhe Hbf

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 705 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 23m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Karlsruhe Hbf. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
5h 28m
Fastest train time:
5h 23m
Train distance:
705 km
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof train schedules

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is to night train, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is to fly and train which costs €45 - €370 and takes 4h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 28m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is 525 km. The road distance is 675.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs €110 - €170.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 5h 28m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs €110 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10h 58m.

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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 Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof.
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  • Distance: 525.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost €110 - €170 and the journey takes 5h 28m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd once daily, and the journey takes 9h 45m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €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
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 Siegburg/Bonn to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.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
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
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
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)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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