The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Karlsruhe is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 12 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Zurich for Karlsruhe every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 59 min|
|Average train ticket price||$24 (€20)|
|Train frequency||20 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Zurich to Karlsruhe cover the 113 miles (182 km) long route taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $24 (€20), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.
Travel from Zurich to Karlsruhe from $23 (€20) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.
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 Zurich to Karlsruhe train.
Train information from Zurich to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn:
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Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Karlsruhe, Germany by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Karlsruhe before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Karlsruhe to Zurich is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Zurich from Karlsruhe here.
When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. When arriving in Karlsruhe, you can end your trip in train stations like Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen.
Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB to Karlsruhe Hbf most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Zürich HB, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Zurich.
The most popular arrival train station, Karlsruhe Hbf, is located 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city center of Karlsruhe.
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