There are 6 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Switzerland 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...

$82 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich Ouibus / ...

$19 - $44

4 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$82 - $140

Rideshare  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Zurich 174.5 miles

$22

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Zürich 172.9 miles

$35 - $55

Bus, fly  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH

$64 - $227

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Switzerland is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Switzerland is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Switzerland is 246 km. The road distance is 276.6 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Karlsruhe to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Karlsruhe to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Zürich every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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