There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Karlsruhe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...

$100 - $150

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Karlsruhe 091 / ...

$20 - $110

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Luxembourg Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Karlsruhe

$92 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Karlsruhe 348.5 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf

$113 - $400

Fly Paris CDG to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$85 - $307

Fly Paris CDG to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$99 - $354

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$109 - $371

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Est and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Paris and Karlsruhe is 442 km. The road distance is 557.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs .

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The train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Paris to Karlsruhe train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 276.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Karlsruhe, Germany?

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Karlsruhe every 4 hours. Tickets cost $100 - $115 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Karlsruhe 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Paris Est to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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
$30 - $34
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 Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
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 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

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 Paris, Paris to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus

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Paris to Karlsruhe train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Karlsruhe is 558 km. It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to drive from Paris to Karlsruhe.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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Book your Paris to Karlsruhe train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Paris to Karlsruhe bus tickets online with FlixBus, Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Karlsruhe. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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