There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...

$10 - $13

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$39 - $56

Night train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic

$35 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe 82.7 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$90 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe is to bus which costs 9€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Karlsruhe is 116 km. The road distance is 132.3 km.

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

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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 55 min.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 28€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from S Ostbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 72.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe every 4 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 55 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 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $24
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $21
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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