There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe by train, bus, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$126 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Karlsruhe 122 / ...

$17 - $50

6 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...

$129 - $224

Bus, night bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
  2. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
  3. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe

$26 - $39

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Karlsruhe 279.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Geneva to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$122 - $333

Fly Geneva to Zurich, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Karlsruhe Hbf

$139 - $298

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf

$129 - $484

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Karlsruhe, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Karlsruhe via Olten and Basel SBB in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Karlsruhe twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min. RegioJet also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
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
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $37
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Geneva to Karlsruhe?

The distance between Geneva and Karlsruhe is 355 km. The road distance is 447 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe?

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe is to drive which takes 4 h 14 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 85.

Is there a direct train between Geneva and Karlsruhe?

No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Karlsruhe. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf via Olten and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

Is there a direct bus between Geneva and Karlsruhe?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe?

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe, including transfers.