How to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Ice

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. 217 / ...

$10 - $13

4 alternative options

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Ice / ...
  2. Ice / ...

$39 - $60

Bus Ouibus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Ouibus

$16 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. 82.7 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. FRA - STR

$71 - $211

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Karlsruhe, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Karlsruhe is 116 km. The road distance is 132 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe is to bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 28€ - 40€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every two hours.