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There are 10 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE

$67 - $210

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 036 / ...

$42 - $67

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 55 min

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

$106 - $299

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 9 min

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

$156 - $406

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  7 h 10 min

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

$124 - $280

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 13 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

$163 - $411

Train via München Hbf  •  8 h 5 min

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

$131 - $195

Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Interregio-Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj

$132 - $205

Bus Karat-S  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB Dortmund - Varna / ...

$55 - $80

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Vienna 455.8 miles

$95 - $140

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

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 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 5 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 5 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Karlsruhe to Vienna, including transfers.

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Karlsruhe to Vienna bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at 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 8 h 5 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 59 min.

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  • Distance: 370.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 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 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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 Stuttgart to Vienna via Hannover
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
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
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$90 - $130
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
Marino Autolinee
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Karat-S

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

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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 Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Vienna is 729 km. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Vienna Airport.

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