Duration 4h 50m
Distance 728.9 km
Average price 140€
Possible routes 10 found

Karlsruhe to Vienna

Rome2rio has found 10 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna by bus, flight, train and car. We recommend taking the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport and then flying from Stuttgart to Vienna, which is the fastest option and takes around 4h 50m.
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Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Vienna

  1. Karlsruhe
  2. Stuttgart
  3. Vienna
Fastest
4h 50m
61€ - 228€
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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Vienna

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Vienna
5h 3m
95€ - 262€

Train to Basel, fly to Vienna

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Basel
  3. Vienna
6h 9m
115€ - 351€

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Vienna

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Nuremberg
  3. Vienna
7h 16m
111€ - 248€

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Vienna

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Basel Sbb
  3. Zurich
  4. Vienna
6h 58m
105€ - 329€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Linz, train

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Linz Hbf
  4. Vienna
6h 39m
167€ - 468€

Train

  1. Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Vienna
8h 28m
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93€ - 164€

Bus, train

  1. Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Southside
  2. Salzburg, Salzburg
  3. Vienna
9h 42m
56€ - 76€

Bus

  1. Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
  2. Vienna
10h 50m
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Cheapest
45€ - 70€

Drive

  1. Karlsruhe
  2. Vienna
6h 43m
85€ - 130€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Karlsruhe to Vienna? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as "What is the cheapest mode of transport?", "What is the quickest option?", "How much do tickets usually cost?" and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station station and arriving at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Vienna is 592 km. The road distance is 728.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8h 28m and costs 90€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna, including transfers.

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Karlsruhe to Vienna bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to train which takes 8h 28m and costs 90€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 10h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Karlsruhe to Vienna bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB.

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Karlsruhe to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Vienna is 729 km. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Karlsruhe to Vienna.

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Lufthansa, Cairo Aviation, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Vienna train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Karlsruhe to Vienna bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 1481+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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How to travel from Karlsruhe to Vienna

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Karlsruhe to Vienna right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Karlsruhe and Vienna?

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Vienna via Stuttgart Hbf in around 8h 28m. Alternatively, Karat-S operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna twice daily. Tickets cost 45€ - 70€ and the journey takes 10h 50m. Two other operators also service this route.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 1100€
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 750€
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Ave. Duration
11h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 430€

Vienna, Austria

The hub of Vienna’s art and culture scene is up there amongst the world’s best. The Austrian capital is best known for its many balls (including the world famous Vienna Opera Ball), the graceful Viennese waltz, its famed coffeehouse culture, and superb architecture from yesteryear. Visit the Schloss Schönbrunn, the former imperial summer residence, and the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), the base of the Habsburgs, one of the most influential European royal houses. Take in the brilliance of the Baroque Belvedere Palace, the Gothic St Stephen’s Cathedral and the giant ferris wheel in the Prater, Vienna’s old recreational park.

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