There are 8 ways to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe by plane, bus, 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

Fly to Stuttgart, bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Stuttgart (STR) MUC - STR
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe

$75 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe N950 / ...

$30 - $80

6 alternative options

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$111 - $269

Fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 24 min

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

$116 - $328

Fly to Saarbrucken, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Saarbrucken (SCN) MUC - SCN
  2. Take the train from St Ingbert to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

$218 - $579

Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Interregio-Express / ...

$69 - $104

Train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$78 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe 188.8 miles

$35 - $60

What companies run services between Munich Airport (MUC), Germany and Karlsruhe, Germany?

You can take a train from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe via München Hbf (tief), München Hbf, and Stuttgart Hbf in around 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Munich to Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Standard
$22 - $30
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from St Ingbert to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $29
Train from München Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Munich Airport (MUC) and Karlsruhe is 259 km. The road distance is 302 km.

The cheapest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to fly and train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 90€ - 230€.

No, there is no direct train from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe. However, there are services departing from München Flughafen Terminal and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf via München Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe, including transfers.