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There are 5 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Marburg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Marburg(Lahn) Ice / ...

45€ - 65€

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Marburg N110

12€ - 21€

3 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Marburg(Lahn) Re / ...

33€ - 85€

Bus via Giessen  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Gießen

49€ - 68€

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Marburg 140 miles

25€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Marburg is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Marburg is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Marburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Marburg(Lahn). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Marburg is 202 km. The road distance is 224 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Marburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Marburg(Lahn) takes 2h 39m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Karlsruhe to Marburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlsruhe station.

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Marburg is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus via Giessen, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Marburg.
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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Marburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 2h 39m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Marburg 6 times a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Marburg(Lahn)
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Marburg(Lahn)
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 39€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
50€ - 65€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
20€ - 25€
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Gießen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Marburg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Karlsruhe to Marburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marburg station.

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Karlsruhe to Marburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Marburg(Lahn) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Marburg is 224 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Karlsruhe to Marburg.

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