How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe

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from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Karlsruhe from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance78 miles (125 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€16) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€30) • 1 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 78 miles (125 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 2 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€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 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe.
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There are 4 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe is by taking a bus with an average price of $17 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is about $15 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $31 (€30) for this trip.

The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 2 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 30 min   of travel time.

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

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

  • 20 buses per day.
  • Around 43 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Frankfurt am Main and 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 Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe:

  • Buses mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains mostly depart from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Karlsruhe by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe for $17 (€16).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Karlsruhe by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe for $31 (€30) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 18 direct buses a day to Karlsruhe with Flixbus or Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O.
  • You'll find 26 direct trains a day to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn, TGV 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 route.

Many of our customers traveling from Frankfurt am Main 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!

When planning your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $31 (€30) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Karlsruhe online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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