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from Dortmund to Karlsruhe

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Travel Information to Karlsruhe from Dortmund

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 3 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (286 km) by bus or train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). 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 Dortmund to Karlsruhe.

Travel Tips

Travel from Dortmund to Karlsruhe
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 Dortmund to Karlsruhe.
How do I reach Karlsruhe from Dortmund?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Dortmund and Karlsruhe. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Karlsruhe from Dortmund?

The cheapest way to go to Karlsruhe from Dortmund is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€16).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is about $2 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€18) for this route.

What is the quickest way from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?

The quickest way to travel between Dortmund and Karlsruhe is by train, which takes on average 3 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 5 min.

How far is Karlsruhe from Dortmund?

You should expect to travel around 177 miles (286 km) between Dortmund and Karlsruhe.

How many services a day are there from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Dortmund and Karlsruhe, where do I depart from Dortmund and where do I arrive in Karlsruhe?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Dortmund to Karlsruhe:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?

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

  • You can take a bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€16) with Flixbus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe.
  • You can take a train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $22 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund to Karlsruhe.
Is it possible to travel directly from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?

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

  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day 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 to Karlsruhe from Dortmund.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
Looking to extend your trip from Dortmund to Karlsruhe? Many Omio customers who go from Dortmund 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.
How early should I book Dortmund to Karlsruhe tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Dortmund 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 journey is costing $20 (€16) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $22 (€18) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Dortmund 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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