There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, line 285 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Baden-Baden Ice / ...
  3. Take the line 285 bus from Baden-Baden Bahnhof to Airpark Terminal 285

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Bus, night bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport K326

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) 105.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly, train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$105 - $268

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is 146 km. The road distance is 168.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) without a car is to train and line 285 bus which takes 2 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB), including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) is 168 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 443+ hotels available in Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB). Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB).
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  • Distance: 91.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

There is no direct connection from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB). However, you can take the train to Mannheim Hbf, take the train to Baden-Baden, take the walk to Baden-Baden Bahnhof, then take the line 285 bus to Airpark Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden Airport (FKB) via Karlsruhe in around 3 h 35 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

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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Standard
$22 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Baden-Baden
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Baden-Baden
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Baden-Baden
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $41
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
Bus operators
Stadtwerke Baden-Baden
Phone
+49 7221 2770
Website
stadtwerke-baden-baden.de
Bus from Baden-Baden Bahnhof to Airpark Terminal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stadtwerke-baden-baden.de
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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