How to travel from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg

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from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg

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

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

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Travel Information between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$3 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 31 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 30 miles (49 km) by train or bus between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg

You can travel by train or bus for as low as $3 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Flixtrain GmbH is a German railway company owned by Flixmobility. FlixTrain already connects many cities in Germany with its green trains. The trains run on 100 percent renewable energy. Onboard facilities: FlixTrain trains are equipped with air conditioning, toilets, USB and sockets and have plenty of legroom. You will find free WiFi on most trains and a range of food and drinks is available. There is a standard ticket that guarantees you a seat. You can take luggage with you free of charge, provided it can be stowed in the luggage racks. Find the current FlixTrain timetable for your travel between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg at Omio and easily book FlixTrain train tickets online.

Karlsruhe to Heidelberg travel information with FlixTrain:

  • Average Duration: 36 min
  • Cheapest Price: $3

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.

Karlsruhe to Heidelberg travel information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $12
  • FlixBus frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Travel from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg

FAQs: Travel to Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg.

There are 2 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg: train or bus.

The cheapest way to travel between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg is a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

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

A train is $8 (€7) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $11 (€10) from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg.

The fastest way from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is by train with an average journey time of 31 min.

There are alternative travel options to Heidelberg that take longer:

Bus takes 40 min on average.

Heidelberg is approximately 30 miles (49 km) away from Karlsruhe.

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg is:

  • Around 12 buses per day.
  • 23 trains per day.

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their train from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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

  • You can travel between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg by bus with BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $11 (€10) with FlixBus from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg.
  • You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn, TGV, FlixTrain or TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for $3 (€3) with FlixTrain from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg.

Yes, there are direct routes from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 9 direct buses per day to take to Heidelberg with FlixBus.
  • You can find 18 direct trains per day to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Heidelberg 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 trip.

Your trip from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg doesn't have to end in Heidelberg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Munich, Berlin or Stuttgart. If you’d like to add Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Munich, Berlin or Stuttgart to your Karlsruhe to Heidelberg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Heidelberg today!
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