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from Karlsruhe to Salzburg

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Travel Information from Karlsruhe to Salzburg

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $61
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $29 (€24) • 5 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $29 (€24) • 5 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 228 miles (368 km) by bus or train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Karlsruhe to Salzburg.

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Am I allowed to travel from Karlsruhe, Germany to Salzburg, Austria?

International travel from Karlsruhe, Germany to Salzburg, Austria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Germany?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg if traveling from Karlsruhe?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What measures do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/20/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Karlsruhe to Salzburg.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Karlsruhe, Germany from Salzburg, Austria?

The current restriction level for returning to Karlsruhe, Germany from Austria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Karlsruhe, Germany from Salzburg, Austria?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Karlsruhe from Salzburg?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/19/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Karlsruhe from Salzburg here.

How do I go from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Salzburg is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $29 (€24) compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A train is generally $32 (€26) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $61 (€50) from Karlsruhe to Salzburg.

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

The fastest way to get to Salzburg from Karlsruhe is by train with an average travel time of 5 h 31 min.

Other travel options to Salzburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 10 min   on average.

How far is Salzburg from Karlsruhe?

The distance from Karlsruhe to Salzburg is approximately 228 miles (368 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Salzburg is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg, Lastenstrasse.
  • Most travelers board their train from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Salzburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Karlsruhe to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $61 (€50).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection for trains to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn with connection Karlsruhe to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $29 (€24).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Karlsruhe to Salzburg?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Karlsruhe to Salzburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Karlsruhe and Salzburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salzburg and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Karlsruhe and Salzburg online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $61 (€50) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $29 (€24) one way on average.

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

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