There are 7 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Basel by train, bus, night bus, night train, rideshare, 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  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...

$25 - $75

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Basel 123.3 miles

$12

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station 207 / ...

$11 - $20

Night bus, bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport Ouibus

$11 - $18

Night train  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ic / ...

$17 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Basel 121.3 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  3 h 10 min

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

$105 - $337

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Basel is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Basel is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs 21€ - 65€.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Basel is 173 km. The road distance is 194 km.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf takes 1 h 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Basel, Basel central station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Basel Bad Bf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 38 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Basel every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Basel Badischer Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
nightjet.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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