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There are 4 ways to get from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof 83 / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Rastatt S81 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rastatt to Airpark Terminal X34 / ...

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Train, bus via Esslingen  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Ire1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rastatt to Airpark Terminal X34 / ...

Bus  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Karlsruhe central train station N136 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd to Rastatt Bahnhof Ost Sev S7/S8

Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) 124.1 km

Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) by train and bus

The journey time between Esslingen am Neckar and Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is around 2h 11m and covers a distance of around 129 km. This includes an average layover time of around 39 min. Operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), ABELLIO Rail, Go Ahead BW and others, the Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) service departs from Esslingen and arrives in Airpark Terminal. Typically 297 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Esslingen am Neckar → Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB)
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The cheapest way to get from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is to drive which costs €15 - €23 and takes 1h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is to drive. Taking this option will cost €15 - €23 and takes 1h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB). However, there are services departing from Pliensauv. Weilstraße and arriving at Airpark Terminal via Stuttgart Airport Busterminal, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd and Rastatt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Esslingen am Neckar and Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is 89 km. The road distance is 124.1 km.

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The best way to get from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB), including transfers.

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Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal station.

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Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) bus services, operated by Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH, arrive at Rastatt Bahnhof Ost station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is 124 km. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB).

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Map of how to get from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB).
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  • Distance: 89.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 11m

What companies run services between Esslingen am Neckar, Germany and Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB), Germany?

You can take a bus from Esslingen am Neckar to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) via Stuttgart Airport Busterminal, Karlsruhe central train station, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd, Rastatt Bahnhof Ost, and Rastatt in around 3h 59m.

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 Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
Phone
+49 721 61075885
Email
info@avg.karlsruhe.de
Website
avg.info
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Rastatt
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Rastatt
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Bus operators
SWEG Südwestdeutsche
Phone
7821/9960770
Email
info@sweg.de
Website
sweg.de
Bus from Rastatt to Airpark Terminal
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
SWEG Südwestdeutsche
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
Phone
+49 721 61075885
Email
info@avg.karlsruhe.de
Website
avg.info
Bus from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd to Rastatt Bahnhof Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH

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