There are 5 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Tübingen by bus, train, car or rideshare

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

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen N177 / ...

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 59.5 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Interregio-Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf Ire / ...

$33 - $52

Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Marktplatz to Pforzheim Hbf S5
  2. Take the train from Pforzheim Hbf to Tübingen Hbf Rb

$27 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 59.6 miles

$12 - $19

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 5 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlsruhe to Tübingen via Stuttgart Hbf in around 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Pforzheim Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
AVG
Phone
+49 721 61075885
Email
info@avg.karlsruhe.de
Website
avg.info
Train from Karlsruhe Marktplatz to Pforzheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avg.info
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Karlsruhe to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karlsruhe and Tübingen is 72 km. The road distance is 95 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Tübingen is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Tübingen is to drive which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 10€ - 16€.

No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Tübingen Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Tübingen. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

The bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen takes 1 h 40 min including transfers and departs five times a day.