There are 11 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj

$137 - $207

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N236 / ...

$43 - $69

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Train via Salzburg Hbf  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Mitte Wb

$142 - $217

Bus Turancar  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Wien

$45 - $70

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Vienna 455.8 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE

$86 - $240

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vienna (VIE) FRA - VIE

$113 - $316

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

$157 - $408

Train to Munich, fly  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Vienna (VIE) MUC - VIE

$163 - $443

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE

$157 - $413

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Vienna (VIE) NUE - VIE

$126 - $294

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 5 h.

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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.

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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 München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Vienna is 592 km. The road distance is 729.2 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8 h 8 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna, including transfers.

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Karlsruhe to Vienna bus services, operated by Turancar, depart from Karlsruhe 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 8 h 8 min and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 10 h.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 370.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

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 8 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 45 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 45 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
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
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
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 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
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
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 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 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
$37 - $39
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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