There are 8 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

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

$65 - $100

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Munich 179.2 miles

$11 - $24

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Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Interregio-Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...

$72 - $110

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Munich, Munich central bus station 027 / ...

$16 - $85

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Munich Ouibus

$13 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Munich 179.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC

$107 - $272

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3 h 58 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 Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC

$121 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich is to bus which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Munich is 253 km. The road distance is 286.8 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Munich.
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  • Distance: 157.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. TGV also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Munich hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Munich is 287 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The nearest airport to Munich is Munich (MUC) Airport which is 28.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Memmingen (FMM) (101.1 km), Salzburg (SZG) (112.6 km), Nuremberg (NUE) (155.2 km) and Stuttgart (STR) (186.3 km).

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There are 749+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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