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Train Information between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 31 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $18 (€15), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $16 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe

For as little as $16 (€13) you can travel by train between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe by DB is 30 miles (49 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe is $16 (€13).

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.

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe are the following:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Karlsruhe.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe for as low as $16 (€13)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Heidelberg to Karlsruhe train to cost on average $18 (€15)  one way.
How many miles is it from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe by train?
The distance from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe by train is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
How long is a train between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe on average?
On average the Heidelberg to Karlsruhe train travel time is 31 min  for the 30 miles (49 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe depart from? Which Karlsruhe train station do I come into from Heidelberg?

Some of the Heidelberg train stations to Karlsruhe you can start your journey from include Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Karlsruhe include Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf   and arriving in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Karlsruhe Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which train providers can take me between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe?
Take the Heidelberg to Karlsruhe train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe?
Yes, there are 50 direct trains per day from Heidelberg 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 journey.
How many train services are there from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe a day?
The average number of trains departing Heidelberg for Karlsruhe is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Heidelberg at 6: 35 AM. The last train leaves from Heidelberg at 7: 15 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe is on average $18 (€15) if you book 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 Heidelberg to Karlsruhe available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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