How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe

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from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe by train or bus.

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The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
06:30PM2h30
Frankfurt am Main
09:00PMKarlsruhe, Hbf
$131One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
06:30PM2h30
Frankfurt am Main
09:00PMKarlsruhe, Hbf
$131One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
10:09AM1h00
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$541One-way
1 transfer
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:04AM1h05
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
09:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$361One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:06AM1h03
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
11:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$461One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:50AM1h07
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
11:57AMKarlsruhe Hbf
$461One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Karlsruhe from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance78 miles (125 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $7
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 78 miles (125 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe, 71,11% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Find the best journey from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe with TGV, BlaBlaCar Bus and Deutsche Bahn. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe

      FAQs: 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 Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe.
      FAQs

      There are 2 options to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

      Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€6) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Karlsruhe from Frankfurt am Main is by train with an average travel time of 1 h.

      Other travel options to Karlsruhe take longer:

      Bus takes 1 h 55 min on average.

      The Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe distance is around 78 miles (125 km).

      The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe is:

      • 12 buses a day.
      • 16 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe:

      • Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe most often leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busbahnhof) and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
      • Trains most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Karlsruhe at Karlsruhe Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe:

      • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Globtour Medjugorjie, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Or Infobus to go to Karlsruhe by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe tickets on Omio for $7 (€6).
      • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, TGV or FlixTrain for trains to Karlsruhe. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixTrain Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).

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

      • 12 direct buses per day with FlixBus.
      • 16 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

      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 Frankfurt am Main.

      Omio customers who travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Karlsruhe and these popular destinations at a great price.
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