There are 8 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna by bus, plane, train or car

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 to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. STR - VIE

$60 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. 036 / ...

$43 - $69

6 alternative options

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. FRA - VIE

$107 - $304

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. BSL - VIE

$151 - $405

Train via München Hbf  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Ic / ...
  2. Rj

$127 - $192

Train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Interregio-Express / ...
  2. Rj

$121 - $194

Bus Turancar  •  10 h 15 min

$45 - $70

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. 455.8 miles

$95 - $140

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Vienna via München Hbf in around 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Hannover
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karlsruhe and Vienna is 592 km. The road distance is 729 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs 50€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf via München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Wien. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna, including transfers.