There are 6 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Buchloe to Füssen Rb / ...

$105 - $149

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Munich, Munich central bus station N94 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$25 - $42

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Train via Ulm Hbf  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Ulm Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach Rb

$79 - $119

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to München ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$55 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle 180.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly, drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Innsbruck (INN) FRA - INN
  3. Drive from Innsbruck to Neuschwanstein Castle

$167 - $368

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Schwangau Neuschwanstein via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Neuschwanstein Castle is 237 km. The road distance is 288.6 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Schwangau Neuschwanstein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle is 289 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle.
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  • Distance: 148.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany?

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle via Augsburg Hbf, Buchloe, and Füssen in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlsruhe to Neuschwanstein Castle via Munich, Munich central bus station and Schwangau Neuschwanstein in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Buchloe to Füssen
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Bus operators
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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