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There are 4 ways to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe 027 / ...

$3 - $50

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Flughafen/Messe to Hauptbahnhof S3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...

$25 - $45

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe 49.5 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe 49.5 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe is to taxi which costs 160€ - 200€ and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe. However, there are services departing from Flughafen/Messe and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Karlsruhe is 68 km. The road distance is 79.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe without a car is to bus which takes 1 h and costs 2€ - 45€.

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The bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe takes 1 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe train services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), depart from Flughafen/Messe station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe is to bus which takes 1 h and costs 2€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 42.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Karlsruhe, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe via Hauptbahnhof and Stuttgart Hbf in around 2 h 4 min.

Train operators
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Flughafen/Messe to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
vvs.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe to Stuttgart Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bahn.de
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
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Werner Reisen OHG
Phone
07246 / 1613
Email
info@wernerreisen.de
Website
wernerreisen.de
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Echterdingen to Karlsruhe Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
wernerreisen.de
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
Taxi from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Taxi Auto Zentrale
Phone
+49 711/19410
Website
taxi-auto-zentrale.de
TS Taxi Stuttgart
Phone
+49 172 7273070

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlsruhe station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe is 79 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Karlsruhe.

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