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Train Information from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$19 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 34 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $18 (€14), but the average price of train tickets is $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn Karlsruhe – Heidelberg

You can travel by train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $18 (€14). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Karlsruhe to Heidelberg train.

Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg train information:

  • Average Duration: 54 min
  • Average Price: $18
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 16 a day

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg:

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

Deutsche Bahn trains from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg


Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg
Travel by train to Heidelberg 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 Karlsruhe to Heidelberg.
How much are cheap trains between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg?
Train tickets between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€14)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $19 (€15)  for a train ticket between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg.
How many miles is it from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg by train?
The Karlsruhe to Heidelberg train distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
How many hours is the train time from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg?
The train time to Heidelberg from Karlsruhe is on average 34 min  for the 30 miles (49 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Heidelberg from Karlsruhe by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Karlsruhe and arrival train station in Heidelberg?

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

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Karlsruhe Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Karlsruhe. The most popular arrival train station in Heidelberg, called Heidelberg Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg?
If you're looking for trains from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Heidelberg. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Karlsruhe to Heidelberg route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg?
Yes, there are 50 direct trains per day from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg, and you can find a direct train for this route with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services per day are there between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg?
The average number of trains departing Karlsruhe for Heidelberg is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg? When does the last train depart from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg?
You can take the earliest train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg at 4: 58 AM   or take the last train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg leaving at 7: 10 AM. Look for the latest Karlsruhe to Heidelberg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
When should I book the Karlsruhe to Heidelberg train for the best deals on tickets?
If you buy a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€15) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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