There are 10 ways to get from Prague to Karlsruhe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic

$103 - $146

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Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Karlsruhe RegioJet / ...

$30 - $80

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Bus, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha hl. n. to Heidelberg
  2. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic / ...

$46 - $59

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Karlsruhe 328.1 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Prague to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 21 min

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

$104 - $217

Fly Prague to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$96 - $281

Bus to Dresden, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Stuttgart (STR) DRS - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

$78 - $252

Bus to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf

$110 - $316

Fly Prague to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Strasbourg (SXB) PRG - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf

$104 - $371

Fly Prague to Zurich, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf

$140 - $382

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Karlsruhe is to bus and train which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 300 Kč and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Karlsruhe is to drive which costs 1 500 Kč - 2 200 Kč and takes 4 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Praha ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Karlsruhe. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf via Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Prague and Karlsruhe is 450 km. The road distance is 525 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 2 200 Kč - 3 200 Kč.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Prague to Karlsruhe, including transfers.

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Prague to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, depart from Praha ÚAN Florenc station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Karlsruhe, Germany?

You can take a train from Prague to Karlsruhe via Nürnberg ZOB and Nürnberg Hbf in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CZ operates a bus from Prague to Karlsruhe 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Stuttgart via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cd.cz
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
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $40
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Praha hl. n. to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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