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

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 008 / ...

$6 - $11

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Rideshare  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 59.5 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf Ire / ...

$43 - $68

Bus, line 828 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport 027 / ...
  2. Take the line 828 bus from Flughafen/Messe to Tübingen Stadtgraben 828

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 59.6 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Tübingen. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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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 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Tübingen is 72 km. The road distance is 95.4 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Tübingen without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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The bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Tübingen is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 5€ - 9€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Tübingen.
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  • Distance: 45 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Tübingen 4 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlsruhe to Tübingen via Stuttgart Hbf in around 1 h 50 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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 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
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.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
$37 - $39
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
vvs.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 Tübingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
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
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Bus from Flughafen/Messe to Tübingen Stadtgraben
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vvs.de
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 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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