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from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

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Travel Information from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $29
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $29 (€24) • 3 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (286 km) by bus or train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

Travel Tips

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

You can travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Karlsruhe to Dortmund?

The cheapest way to go to Dortmund from Karlsruhe is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Dortmund:

A bus is generally $5 (€4) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $29 (€24) from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

What is the quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Dortmund?

The fastest way from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 24 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 10 min.

What is the distance from Karlsruhe to Dortmund?

Dortmund is approximately 177 miles (286 km) away from Karlsruhe.

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

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Karlsruhe and in Dortmund?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Karlsruhe to Dortmund depart from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Dortmund from Karlsruhe?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Karlsruhe to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Dortmund by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Dortmund for $29 (€24).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Dortmund from Karlsruhe ends?
Your trip from Karlsruhe to Dortmund doesn't have to end in Dortmund. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam to your Karlsruhe to Dortmund tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Dortmund today!
How early should I book Karlsruhe to Dortmund tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $24 (€20) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $29 (€24) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Karlsruhe to Dortmund 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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