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Train Information from Dortmund to Karlsruhe

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price$36 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Dortmund to Karlsruhe cover the 177 miles (286 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 19 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $36 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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Dortmund to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn

You can travel by train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $22 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey between Dortmund and Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules from Dortmund to Karlsruhe and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Dortmund and Karlsruhe by DB is 177 miles (286 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is $22 (€18).

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.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Dortmund to Karlsruhe don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Karlsruhe.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains between Dortmund and Karlsruhe cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Dortmund and Karlsruhe for as low as $22 (€18)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Dortmund and Karlsruhe?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $36 (€29)  for a train ticket to Karlsruhe from Dortmund.
How far is Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train?
The Dortmund to Karlsruhe train distance is approximately 177 miles (286 km).
How long is a train to Karlsruhe from Dortmund on average?
The Dortmund to Karlsruhe train duration is on average 4 h 19 min, which is to be expected when traveling 177 miles (286 km) from Dortmund to Karlsruhe. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Dortmund to Karlsruhe do I depart from? Which Karlsruhe train station from Dortmund do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Dortmund, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. 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 Dortmund Hbf   to Karlsruhe Hbf.

Where is the train station in Dortmund to go to Karlsruhe? Where is the train station in Karlsruhe located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Dortmund Hbf and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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.

Which train companies can take me from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
For the best Dortmund to Karlsruhe train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Karlsruhe from Dortmund to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I find a direct train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Dortmund to Karlsruhe. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How many train services are there between Dortmund and Karlsruhe a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Dortmund to Karlsruhe. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Dortmund to Karlsruhe leaves at 4: 47 AM. The last train departing from Dortmund to Karlsruhe leaves at 11: 33 PM. You can find the latest Dortmund to Karlsruhe train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is on average $36 (€29) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Dortmund to Karlsruhe available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dortmund
Karlsruhe
Dortmund Hbf is the most popular Dortmund 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 Dortmund for your trip to Karlsruhe.