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There are 6 ways to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Stuttgart, bus  •  2h 10m

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

$75 - $222

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Bus FlixBus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe N952 / ...

$16 - $28

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2h 32m

  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

$110 - $273

Train  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from München Flughafen Terminal to München Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...

$78 - $124

Bus Crnja Tours  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Dubrovnik - Frankfurt / ...

$21 - $30

Drive  •  2h 54m

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

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to bus which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 2h 10m.

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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 4h 54m.

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The distance between Munich Airport (MUC) and Karlsruhe is 259 km. The road distance is 302.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2h 10m to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe, including transfers.

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Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe train services, operated by S-Bahn, depart from München Flughafen Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 161.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 10m

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 and Stuttgart Hbf in around 4h 54m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
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
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
Marino Autolinee
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Crnja Tours
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München Zob to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Karat-S

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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