How to get from Essen to Karlsruhe by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Essen to Karlsruhe is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||179 miles (289 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$19 - $31|
|Fastest mode||Train • $31 (€28) • 5 h 38 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 179 miles (289 km) by bus or train to Karlsruhe from Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Karlsruhe.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $17 (€15). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel 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 Essen to Karlsruhe travel.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
You can get to Karlsruhe from Essen 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Essen to Karlsruhe is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $19 (€17) compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:
Taking a bus costs $12 (€11) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $31 (€28).
The distance is approximately 179 miles (289 km) from Essen to Karlsruhe.
The average frequency per day from Essen to Karlsruhe is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Karlsruhe from Essen as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Essen to Karlsruhe:
The following travel companies offer services from Essen to Karlsruhe: