The cheapest trains from Karlsruhe to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$23

Average

$53

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Karlsruhe to Zurich will cost around $ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

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05:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h17 08:26AMZürich HB
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$231One-way
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05:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h56 09:05AMZürich HB
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$231One-way
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09:12PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h12 12:24AMZürich HB
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$401One-way
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10:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h24 01:24AMZürich HB
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$401One-way
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10:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h06 01:06AMZürich HB
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$401One-way

Timetable Karlsruhe to Zurich

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04:04AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h22 07:26AMZürich HB
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04:04AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h49 08:53AMZürich HB
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05:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h17 08:26AMZürich HB
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05:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h56 09:05AMZürich HB
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05:56AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h04 09:00AMZürich HB
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06:01AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h22 10:23AMZürich HB
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06:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h02 10:00AMZürich HB
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07:06AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h17 11:23AMZürich HB
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08:00AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 11:00AMZürich HB
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08:05AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h18 12:23PMZürich HB
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09:06AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h17 01:23PMZürich HB
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09:11AMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 12:00PMZürich HB
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10:00AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 01:00PMZürich HB
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10:05AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h18 02:23PMZürich HB
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11:06AMKarlsruhe Hbf4h17 03:23PMZürich HB
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11:11AMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 02:00PMZürich HB
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11:49AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h03 02:52PMZürich HB
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12:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 03:00PMZürich HB
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12:05PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h18 04:23PMZürich HB
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01:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 04:00PMZürich HB
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01:49PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h03 04:52PMZürich HB
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01:49PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h11 05:00PMZürich HB
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02:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 05:00PMZürich HB
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02:05PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h18 06:23PMZürich HB
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03:06PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h17 07:23PMZürich HB
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03:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 06:00PMZürich HB
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04:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 07:00PMZürich HB
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04:05PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h18 08:23PMZürich HB
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05:06PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h17 09:23PMZürich HB
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05:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 08:00PMZürich HB
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06:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 09:00PMZürich HB
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06:05PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h18 10:23PMZürich HB
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07:06PMKarlsruhe Hbf4h17 11:23PMZürich HB
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07:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 10:00PMZürich HB
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08:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h24 11:24PMZürich HB
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08:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h02 11:02PMZürich HB
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09:12PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h12 12:24AMZürich HB
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10:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h24 01:24AMZürich HB
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10:00PMKarlsruhe Hbf3h06 01:06AMZürich HB
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11:08PMKarlsruhe Hbf7h52 07:00AMZürich HB
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Thu
Sep 23
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$16Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
Sep 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Sep 27
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$33Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus

The fastest trains from Karlsruhe to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

2 h 49 m

Average

3 h 38 m

Trains per day

40

Distance

183 km

Of the 40 trains that leave Karlsruhe for Zurich every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 183 km distance in an average of 3 h 38 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 49 m .

The slowest trains will take 7 h 52 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.

Fastest
09:11AMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 12:00PMZürich HB
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$621One-way
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05:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 08:00PMZürich HB
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$621One-way
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11:11AMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 02:00PMZürich HB
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$521One-way
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07:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 10:00PMZürich HB
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$621One-way
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01:11PMKarlsruhe Hbf2h49 04:00PMZürich HB
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$621One-way

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Train Information between Karlsruhe and Zurich

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h
priceAverage train ticket price$26 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe to Zurich cover the 113 miles (182 km) long route taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $26 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Karlsruhe and Zurich

For as little as $23 (€19) you can travel by train between Karlsruhe and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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 Zurich train.

Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Zurich train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 54 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Karlsruhe and Zurich and when traveling by train:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Travel by train to Zurich 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 Zurich.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Karlsruhe and Zurich?

Travel between Karlsruhe, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Karlsruhe?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Karlsruhe to Zurich before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Karlsruhe, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

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

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 9/21/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Karlsruhe from Zurich.

How much are cheap trains between Karlsruhe and Zurich?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Karlsruhe to Zurich to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Zurich?
The Karlsruhe to Zurich train ticket price is on average $26 (€21)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Zurich from Karlsruhe by train?
The Karlsruhe to Zurich train distance is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
How long is the train ride to Zurich from Karlsruhe?
On average the Karlsruhe to Zurich train time is 3 h  covering the 113 miles (182 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Karlsruhe to Zurich depart from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Karlsruhe?

When taking a train from Karlsruhe, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Karlsruhe Hbf   to Zürich HB.

Where is the departure train station in Karlsruhe located? Where is the arrival train station in Zurich located?

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

Which train providers should I travel with from Karlsruhe to Zurich?
For the best Karlsruhe to Zurich train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Karlsruhe to Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there to Zurich from Karlsruhe?
The average number of trains departing Karlsruhe for Zurich is 16 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 Zurich?
The earliest train for this route departs from Karlsruhe at 7: 06 AM. The last train leaves from Karlsruhe at 8: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Karlsruhe to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Zurich from Karlsruhe for the best deals?
If you buy the Karlsruhe to Zurich train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $26 (€21). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Karlsruhe and Zurich. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Karlsruhe
Zurich
Karlsruhe Albtalbf
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Karlsruhe Bahnhofsvorplatz
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Karlsruhe Hbf
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Karlsruhe Marktplatz (Kaiserstraße)
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Karlsruhe Marktplatz (Pyramide)
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Karlsruhe West
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Karlsruhe-Durlach
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Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld
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Karlsruhe-Knielingen
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Karlsruhe-Mühlburg
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