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Cheap train tickets and times from Zurich to Karlsruhe

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

2 h 50 m

Average

3 h 19 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

183 km

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to start from $43 with an average ticket price of $62.

The fastest train from Zurich to takes 2h 50m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 19m and covers a distance of 183 km.

19 trains that leave Zurich for every day with 8 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
01:08AM5h50
Zürich Hbf
06:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$431One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:34AM3h00
Zürich Hbf
12:34PMKarlsruhe Hbf
$481One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
06:59AM2h59
Zürich Hbf
09:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$481One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:59AM2h59
Zürich Hbf
11:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$741One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:59AM3h11
Zürich Hbf
02:10PMKarlsruhe Hbf
$961One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Karlsruhe

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Trains from Zurich to Karlsruhe cover the 113 miles (182 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $34 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Zurich to Karlsruhe trains

Find the best trains from Zurich to Karlsruhe with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from $23 (€20). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

The ÖBB ICE is a high-speed train service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). It is one of the most popular train services in Austria, offering fast and comfortable journeys between major cities. The ICE trains are modern and well-equipped, with comfortable seating, air-conditioning, and power sockets. There are three types of ICE trains: ICE T, ICE S, and ICE Sprinter. The ICE T is the fastest, with speeds of up to 230 km/h, while the ICE S and ICE Sprinter offer slightly slower speeds. The ÖBB ICE offers a range of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include a restaurant car, free Wi-Fi, and a range of entertainment options. The most popular routes for the ÖBB ICE include Vienna to Salzburg, Vienna to Innsbruck, and Vienna to Graz. These routes offer stunning views of the Austrian countryside and provide a convenient way to travel between major cities.

Train information from Zurich to Karlsruhe with ÖBB | ICE:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 59 min
  • Cheapest Price: $108

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Zurich to Karlsruhe

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Zurich to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Zurich to Karlsruhe

FAQs: Travel by train from Zurich 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
Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Karlsruhe can start from as little as $34 (€30) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Zurich to Karlsruhe is $68 (€59); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Zurich to Karlsruhe is on average 2 h 50 min   for the 113 mile (182 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Karlsruhe by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Zurich to Karlsruhe leaves at 5: 59 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Zurich to Karlsruhe leaves at 7: 59 PM.
Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day from Zurich to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Karlsruhe. Take the fast train with ÖBB | ICE from Zurich to Karlsruhe.
For the journey from Zurich to Karlsruhe you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Zurich to Karlsruhe on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 59 PM.

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your route from including Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen. When arriving in Karlsruhe, you can end your route in train stations like Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe Bahnhofsvorplatz and Karlsruhe-Durlach station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Karlsruhe Hbf, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Karlsruhe from Zurich is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Zurich to Karlsruhe is August.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Zurich to Karlsruhe including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Zurich and Karlsruhe

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Zürich Hbf 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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