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There are 6 ways to get from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe 156.9 miles

$11 - $20

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe 021 / ...

$15 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe 157.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 28 min

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

$115 - $245

Fly to Stuttgart, bus  •  5 h 19 min

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

$70 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Karlsruhe is 200 km. The road distance is 251.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 3 h 10 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Nuremberg to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nuremberg station.

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Nuremberg to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Nürnberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 125.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Nuremberg, Germany and Karlsruhe, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$30 - $35
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 Nuremberg to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nuremberg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Nuremberg to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlsruhe station.

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Nuremberg to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Karlsruhe is 252 km. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Nuremberg to Karlsruhe.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Nuremberg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Nuremberg to Karlsruhe bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 224+ hotels available in Karlsruhe. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nuremberg and Karlsruhe. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Nuremberg Airport is to subway which takes 11 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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