How to travel from Basel to Karlsruhe

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from Basel to Karlsruhe

You can get from Basel to Karlsruhe by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Basel to Karlsruhe on Dec 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Basel to Karlsruhe

distanceDistance106 miles (171 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 106 miles (171 km) from Basel to Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Basel to Karlsruhe.

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Travel Tips: Travel 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 Basel to Karlsruhe.
FAQs

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Karlsruhe, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Karlsruhe from Basel?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Karlsruhe, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Basel and Karlsruhe.

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Karlsruhe, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Karlsruhe?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Karlsruhe here.

There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Karlsruhe: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Karlsruhe from Basel is by taking a train, which costs on average $15 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Karlsruhe:

A train is $7 (€6) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Basel to Karlsruhe costing on average $22 (€20).

The fastest way from Basel to Karlsruhe is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 44 min.

There are alternative travel options to Karlsruhe that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Karlsruhe by bus can take on average 2 h 45 min.

The distance from Basel to Karlsruhe is approximately 106 miles (171 km).

The average frequency per day from Basel to Karlsruhe is:

  • 7 buses per day.
  • Around 35 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Basel to Karlsruhe as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Karlsruhe:

  • Buses from Basel to Karlsruhe most often leave from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains mostly leave from Basel SBB and tend to arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Karlsruhe:

  • You can take a bus from Basel to Karlsruhe with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $22 (€20) with Flixbus from Basel to Karlsruhe.
  • You can travel from Basel to Karlsruhe by train with FlixTrain. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $15 (€13) with FlixTrain from Basel to Karlsruhe.

Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Karlsruhe with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 5 direct buses per day to take to Karlsruhe with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 35 direct trains per day to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or FlixTrain.

Direct services to Karlsruhe tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Basel to Karlsruhe? Many Omio customers who go from Basel to Karlsruhe usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Paris or Munich from Karlsruhe, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Basel to Karlsruhe, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $22 (€20) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $15 (€13) one way.

But we recommend booking Basel to Karlsruhe tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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