There are 4 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Nancy by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville Tgv

$41 - $73

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Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Nancy Ouibus

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Nancy 771

$14 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Nancy 138 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Nancy is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Nancy is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Nancy. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Nancy. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Nancy Ville via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Nancy is 166 km. The road distance is 220.8 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Nancy without a car is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Karlsruhe to Nancy, including transfers.

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

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Karlsruhe to Nancy train services, operated by TGV, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Nancy is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 30€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Nancy, France?

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Nancy via Strasbourg in around 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Nancy once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Nancy
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Nancy
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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