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Train Information to Karlsruhe from Basel

distanceDistance106 miles (171 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Karlsruhe cover the 106 miles (171 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $23 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Basel and Karlsruhe

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Basel and Karlsruhe from $23 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect route between Basel and Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Basel and Karlsruhe and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Basel to Karlsruhe by DB is 106 miles (171 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Basel to Karlsruhe is $23 (€19).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Karlsruhe
Travel by train to Karlsruhe easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Karlsruhe.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Basel and Karlsruhe?

Travel by train between Basel, Switzerland and Karlsruhe, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Karlsruhe from Basel restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Basel?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 10/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Karlsruhe from Basel closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Basel, Switzerland from Karlsruhe, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Karlsruhe to Basel is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Karlsruhe?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/15/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Basel from Karlsruhe here.

How much do cheap train tickets to Karlsruhe from Basel cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Basel to Karlsruhe to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Basel to Karlsruhe on average?
The Basel to Karlsruhe train ticket price is on average $23 (€19)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Karlsruhe from Basel by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Basel to Karlsruhe by train to be approximately 106 miles (171 km).
How many hours is the train time from Basel to Karlsruhe?
On average the Basel to Karlsruhe train travel time is 1 h 45 min  for the 106 miles (171 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Basel to Karlsruhe, which train station in Basel do I depart from and which train station in Karlsruhe do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Basel, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When you arrive in Karlsruhe, your train can arrive in train stations including Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Basel SBB   to Karlsruhe Hbf.

Where is the Basel train station located? Where is the Karlsruhe train station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Basel SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Karlsruhe most often arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers offer a service from Basel to Karlsruhe?
If you're looking for trains from Basel to Karlsruhe, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Karlsruhe. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Basel to Karlsruhe route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Basel to Karlsruhe a day?
The average number of trains departing Basel for Karlsruhe is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Basel to Karlsruhe? When does the last train depart from Basel to Karlsruhe?
You can take the first train from Basel to Karlsruhe at 7: 06 AM. The last train from Basel to Karlsruhe that you can take departs at 9: 13 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Basel to Karlsruhe schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase train tickets from Basel to Karlsruhe to score the best deals?
You can find trains from Basel to Karlsruhe to cost on average $23 (€19) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Basel to Karlsruhe train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Karlsruhe
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Karlsruhe.