There are 9 ways to get from Geneva 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  •  4 h 51 min

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

$118 - $208

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Karlsruhe N122 / ...

$15 - $45

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Bus, night train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Centre Ouibus
  2. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Nj 400

$30 - $42

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Karlsruhe 279.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Geneva to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 16 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

$118 - $325

Fly Geneva to Zurich, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$133 - $297

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

$160 - $390

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$114 - $473

Train to Lyon, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Stuttgart (STR) LYS - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

$144 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 45 and takes 7 h.

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

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe, including transfers.

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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.

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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 51 min.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 15 train which takes 8 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 221.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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 51 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Karlsruhe 3 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h. 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 13 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
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
$65 - $120
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
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
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
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $38
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 Geneva to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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
$15 - $20
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Centre
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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