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Train Information between Karlsruhe and Salzburg

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe to Salzburg cover the 228 miles (368 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $30 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $30 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

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Train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $30 (€24) you can travel by train between Karlsruhe and Salzburg with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg. 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 between Karlsruhe and Salzburg 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 Karlsruhe to Salzburg
    Travel by train to Salzburg 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 Salzburg.
    FAQs
    What are the travel restrictions for Salzburg, Austria if I'm coming from Karlsruhe, Germany by train?

    Travel by train between Karlsruhe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Salzburg from Karlsruhe restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
    • 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

    What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

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

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg closer to your date of departure here

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Salzburg, Austria to Karlsruhe, Germany?

    Return travel from Austria to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Karlsruhe from Salzburg?

    Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

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

    Requirements for reentering:

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

    Last checked on 10/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Karlsruhe from Salzburg.

    How much do cheap trains to Salzburg from Karlsruhe cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Karlsruhe and Salzburg for the next 7 days starting from $30 (€24)  one way.
    What is the price of a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $30 (€24)  for a train ticket between Karlsruhe and Salzburg.
    How many miles is it from Karlsruhe to Salzburg by train?
    You should expect to travel around 228 miles (368 km)  from Karlsruhe to Salzburg by train.
    How long is the train ride from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?
    While the time it takes to travel 228 miles (368 km) between Karlsruhe and Salzburg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Karlsruhe to Salzburg train journey time is on average 4 h 49 min.
    What station does the train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg depart from? Which Salzburg train station do I come into from Karlsruhe?

    Some of the Karlsruhe train stations to Salzburg you can start your journey from include Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Salzburg include Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.

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

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

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

    What train companies offer a service from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?
    Take the Karlsruhe to Salzburg train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Karlsruhe and Salzburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains are there between Karlsruhe and Salzburg a day?
    The average number of trains departing Karlsruhe for Salzburg is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?
    The first Karlsruhe to Salzburg train departs at 4: 58 AM   and the last train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg leaves at 7: 06 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Karlsruhe to Salzburg on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How early should I buy train tickets between Karlsruhe and Salzburg to score the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Karlsruhe to Salzburg is on average $30 (€24) 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Karlsruhe to Salzburg available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Karlsruhe
    Salzburg
    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 Salzburg.