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Recommended option

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

$12 - $25

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Munich, Munich central bus station 236 / ...

$16 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Munich 179.2 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to Stuttgart, fly  •  3 h 46 min

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

$86 - $240

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 1 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

$123 - $276

Train, train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
  3. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Munich (MUC) SCN - MUC

$225 - $594

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 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Munich hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 45 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
Every day
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
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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 Hbf to München Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karlsruhe and Munich is 253 km. The road distance is 287 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Munich is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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