How to travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe

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from Cologne to Karlsruhe

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

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To get from Cologne to Karlsruhe on Dec 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:52AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h55 11:47AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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11:54PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h17 04:11AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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06:51AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h07 09:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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05:46AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h12 08:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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06:40PMCologne Hbf2h18 08:58PMKarlsruhe Hbf
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Travel Information to Karlsruhe from Cologne

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$39 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $39 (€35) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $75 (€68) • 2 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 147 miles (237 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Karlsruhe from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Karlsruhe.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe

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 Cologne to Karlsruhe.
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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Karlsruhe. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Karlsruhe from Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $39 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is about $36 (€33) less than taking a train, which costs on average $75 (€68) for this route.

The fastest way from Cologne to Karlsruhe is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 17 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Karlsruhe by bus can take on average 4 h 10 min.

The distance from Cologne to Karlsruhe is approximately 147 miles (237 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Karlsruhe is:

  • 9 buses per day.
  • Around 19 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne 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 when traveling from Cologne to Karlsruhe:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Karlsruhe, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Karlsruhe by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Cologne to Karlsruhe for $39 (€35) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Karlsruhe by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Karlsruhe for $75 (€68) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Karlsruhe with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 5 direct buses per day and travel with Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O.
  • You can find around 8 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Karlsruhe don't make Karlsruhe their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Karlsruhe are Berlin, Paris or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Karlsruhe to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $39 (€35) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $75 (€68) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Cologne 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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