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

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken 236 / ...

$8 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf Ice / ...

$48 - $78

Rideshare  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken 92.1 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken 90.3 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Saarbrücken. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Saarbrücken Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Saarbrücken is 104 km. The road distance is 144.5 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 7€ - 13€.

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The bus from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 7€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken.
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  • Distance: 65.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlsruhe to Saarbrücken via Mannheim Hbf in around 2 h 51 min.

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
$31 - $35
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 Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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