There are 10 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$76 - $112

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Rideshare  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe 209.5 miles

$14 - $24

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Train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$69 - $211

Train #2  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf ICE International / ...

$95 - $140

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe N177 / ...

$20 - $35

Night train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the night train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic

$80 - $120

Train, drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Koblenz Hbf to Karlsruhe

$59 - $168

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe 211.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$86 - $204

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$109 - $311

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe is 272 km. The road distance is 338.7 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 170 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe via Mannheim Hbf in around 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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 Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 - $35
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hnf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
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 Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe is 339 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe.

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

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Book your Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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