The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Karlsruhe to Hamburg will cost around $ 85 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.
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5 h 3 m
6 h 47 m
Trains per day
Of the 31 train that leave Karlsruhe for Hamburg every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 521 km distance in an average of 6 h 47 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 5 h 3 m .
The slowest train will take 10 h 41 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
8 hours 44 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$28|
|Trains depart from:||Karlsruhe|
|Trains arrive in:||Hamburg|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn|
Travelers between Karlsruhe and the north German metropolis on the Elbe can travel comfortably, especially with the direct ICE trains of Deutsche Bahn. For the shortest connections by train from Karlsruhe to Hamburg, travelers need less than 5 hours. A trip with the FlixTrain or combined train-bus trips usually take much longer on the route, but can be the preferred choice for travelers with a lot of time due to the scenic route.
Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain use their trains between Karlsruhe and the Hanseatic city on the Elbe. There are also some combined offers on the route, with sections covered by train and others by buses operated by the Italian operator MarinoBus or Eurolines.
With nearly all offered journeys of the German course travelers with comfortable ICE trains are on the way. Fast direct connections by train from Karlsruhe to Hamburg take 4 hours 30 minutes without changing trains. Journeys with a train change at the Mannheim, Frankfurt am Main or Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe train stations take between 5 and 6 hours, depending on the changeover times and route utilisation. Trains of the train company FlixTrain usually take a little more than 7 hours 18 minutes for the whole route. Combined train-bus journeys of the Deutsche Bahn with Eurolines and MarinoBus last more than 8 hours. The transfers take place in Mannheim, Frankfurt, Fulda or Cologne.
travelers can choose between just under 45 connections on normal weekdays to book tickets for a trip by train from Karlsruhe to Hamburg. In addition, there are about 15 offers for combined train-bus journeys. From 5 to 22 there are one or more departures per hour.
Hauptbahnhof Karlsruhe. Due to its large shopping offer, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is called a shopping station by Deutsche Bahn. It is located about 1.5 km south of the city center, to which it is connected by buses and trams. In addition to the shops there are several restaurants, cafés and a free WLAN in the station building.
Hauptbahnhof Hamburg. Hamburg Central Station is just a few minutes' walk from Mönckebergstraße in the pedestrian zone, the Alster and the ZOB. From here, passengers travel by bus, suburban train and underground to the districts and surrounding areas. A WLAN is available free of charge for station visitors for a limited time.