There are 4 ways to get from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  53 min

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

$22 - $35

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Rideshare  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe 49.5 miles

$3 - $8

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe

$35 - $55

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe 50.2 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe is to train which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Karlsruhe. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Karlsruhe Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Karlsruhe is 62 km. The road distance is 80.3 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs 19€ - 30€.

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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf takes 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Stuttgart to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Stuttgart station.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe is to train which takes 53 min and costs 19€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe.
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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 53 min. TGV also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min.

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.

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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
$24 - $35
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
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Stuttgart to Karlsruhe bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Karlsruhe station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Karlsruhe is 80 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe.

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There are 222+ hotels available in Karlsruhe. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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

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