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There are 6 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ic

$55 - $85

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Rideshare  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg 157.2 miles

$13 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg 021 / ...

$15 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg 156.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE

$110 - $229

Bus to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Nuremberg (NUE) STR - NUE

$65 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 14€ and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Nuremberg is 200 km. The road distance is 250.3 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf takes 3 h 12 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 125.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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
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 Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Karlsruhe to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Nürnberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Nuremberg is 250 km. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Nuremberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Nuremberg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 648+ hotels available in Nuremberg. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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

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