There are 5 ways to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  2 h 34 min

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

$94 - $254

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Bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe N27 / ...

$30 - $80

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2 h 36 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

Train  •  4 h 31 min

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

$85 - $128

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

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

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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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 4 h 31 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 58 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe is 302 km. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min 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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There are 222+ hotels available in Karlsruhe. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 161.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe via Munich Center, München Hbf, and Stuttgart Hbf in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich Airport (MUC) to Karlsruhe hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 35 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 Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 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 Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
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 Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
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
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
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

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 Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $42
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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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