There are 6 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$29 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt Ouibus / ...

$5 - $55

4 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Nj 400 / ...

$14 - $55

Rideshare  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt 90.5 miles

$6 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main 88.5 miles

$18 - $27

Bus, fly  •  3 h 18 min

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

$79 - $233

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 11€ and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main is 125 km. The road distance is 141.6 km.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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