Zurich to Karlsruhe train

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Karlsruhe

Showing times and prices for Feb 02

Cheapest

20

Average

28

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.

Deutsche Bahn
08:59PMZurich3h19 12:18AMKarlsruhe
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201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
11:59AMZurich3h00 02:59PMKarlsruhe
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201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
12:08PMZurich3h03 03:11PMKarlsruhe
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201One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:08PMZurich8h27 05:35AMKarlsruhe
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281One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:59PMZurich3h12 11:11PMKarlsruhe
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301One-way

Train schedule from Zurich to Karlsruhe

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Deutsche Bahn
05:37AMZurich4h12 09:49AMKarlsruhe
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Deutsche Bahn
11:59AMZurich3h00 02:59PMKarlsruhe
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Deutsche Bahn
12:08PMZurich3h03 03:11PMKarlsruhe
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Deutsche Bahn
07:59PMZurich3h12 11:11PMKarlsruhe
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Deutsche Bahn
08:59PMZurich3h19 12:18AMKarlsruhe
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:08PMZurich8h27 05:35AMKarlsruhe
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Fastest train times from Zurich to Karlsruhe

Showing times and prices for Feb 02

Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

4 h 12 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

183 km

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.

Deutsche Bahn
11:59AMZurich3h00 02:59PMKarlsruhe
0 transfers
201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
12:08PMZurich3h03 03:11PMKarlsruhe
0 transfers
201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:59PMZurich3h12 11:11PMKarlsruhe
0 transfers
301One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:59PMZurich3h19 12:18AMKarlsruhe
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201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:37AMZurich4h12 09:49AMKarlsruhe
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511One-way

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Karlsruhe

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price$24 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency20 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from Zurich to Karlsruhe trains

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
ÖBB Nightjet

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:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 52 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

Looking to travel by train from Zurich to Karlsruhe? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with ÖBB Nightjet. Check Omio to see current ÖBB Nightjet train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Zurich to Karlsruhe train and book ÖBB Nightjet tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Zurich and Karlsruhe, you can expect to travel 113 miles (182 km) one-way with ÖBB Nightjet. If you search for trains to Karlsruhe from Zurich in the Omio app, you can check if the ÖBB Nightjet ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with ÖBB Nightjet, we do the work for you to get you safely to Karlsruhe from Zurich. Book that perfect Zurich to Karlsruhe train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with ÖBB Nightjet!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Karlsruhe

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Karlsruhe 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 Zurich to Karlsruhe.
    FAQs

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

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

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany?

    When traveling in Germany, 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 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

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany?

    Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

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

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

    • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    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.

    Train tickets from Zurich to Karlsruhe for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $23 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Karlsruhe train to cost on average $24 (€20)  one way.
    The distance between Zurich and Karlsruhe by train is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 113 miles (182 km) to Karlsruhe from Zurich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Zurich to Karlsruhe train journey time is on average 2 h 59 min.

    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.

    When taking a train from Zurich to Karlsruhe, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Karlsruhe. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Zurich and Karlsruhe and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    On average, there are 20 trains a day from Zurich to Karlsruhe. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Zurich at 11: 59 AM. The last train leaves from Zurich at 11: 59 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Zurich to Karlsruhe and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between Zurich and Karlsruhe within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $24 (€20) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Karlsruhe a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

    Zurich
    Karlsruhe
    Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Karlsruhe.

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