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There are 10 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Berlin by train, bus, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

$130 - $200

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Rideshare  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Berlin 423 miles

$30 - $60

8 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Berlin ZOB

$34 - $92

Night bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E N15

$45 - $74

Drive  •  6h 1m

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Berlin 425 miles

$85 - $130

Bus to Stuttgart, fly  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) STR - TXL

$45 - $161

Train to Mannheim, fly  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MHG - TXL

$162 - $636

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL

$80 - $200

Train to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, fly  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf Vorplatz to Rastatt
  2. Fly from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FKB - TXL

$90 - $442

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) NUE - TXL

$98 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 6h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Berlin is to train and fly which costs 140€ - 600€ and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlsruhe to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 28m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Berlin is 526 km. The road distance is 679.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 5h 28m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Karlsruhe to Berlin bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Karlsruhe station.

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Karlsruhe to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Berlin is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 80€ and takes 12h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Berlin, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Berlin every 4 hours. Tickets cost $130 - $200 and the journey takes 5h 28m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Berlin twice a week. Tickets cost $30 - $85 and the journey takes 11h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Nuremberg to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Nuremberg to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $1,900
Flights from Nuremberg to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Rastatt
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
AVG
Phone
+49 721 61075885
Email
info@avg.karlsruhe.de
Website
avg.info
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf Vorplatz to Rastatt
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
avg.info
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Berlin ZOB
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
eurolines.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
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
Marino Autolinee
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Karlsruhe to Berlin bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Berlin ZOB station.

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Karlsruhe to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Berlin is 680 km. It takes approximately 6h 1m to drive from Karlsruhe to Berlin.

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Swiss, easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1429+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Karlsruhe and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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