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There are 5 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg by train, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Ic / ...

$18 - $27

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Rideshare  •  59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg 34.2 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Night train  •  27 min

  1. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf Nj / ...

$5 - $27

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg 34.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg 34.2 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is to night train which costs 4€ - 23€ and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg is 49 km. The road distance is 54.8 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs 16€ - 23€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf takes 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is 55 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg.

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  • Distance: 30.6 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 34 min.

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 Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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

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