How to travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

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Travel Information to Dortmund from Karlsruhe

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$17 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 6 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (286 km) by train or bus between Karlsruhe and Dortmund. 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 Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

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from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

How to get from Karlsruhe to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

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

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Deutsche Bahn

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Travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus travel to Dortmund from Karlsruhe at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel between Karlsruhe and Dortmund. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

      FAQs: 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.

      There are 2 travel options from Karlsruhe to Dortmund. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel to Dortmund from Karlsruhe is a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

      This is compared to other travel options from Karlsruhe to Dortmund:

      Taking a bus costs $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $23 (€20).

      The fastest way from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 20 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Dortmund that take longer:

      Bus takes 6 h on average.

      The Karlsruhe to Dortmund distance is around 177 miles (286 km).

      The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is:

      • 3 buses per day.
      • 7 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Karlsruhe to Dortmund 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 when traveling from Karlsruhe to Dortmund:

      • Most travelers board their bus from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Dortmund.
      • Most travelers take a train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Dortmund Hbf.

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

      • You can travel to Dortmund from Karlsruhe by bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Globtour Medjugorjie or Croatia Bus d. O. O. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€15) with FlixBus from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.
      • You can travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $23 (€20) with Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

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

      • Direct bus available with FlixBus 2 direct buses per day.
      • 7 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dortmund as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Karlsruhe and Dortmund.

      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 Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf or Cologne. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf or Cologne 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!

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