How to travel from Karlsruhe to Salzburg

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Travel Information between Karlsruhe and Salzburg

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $38
fastestFastest modeTrain • $38 (€34) • 6 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 228 miles (368 km) by bus, flight or train to Salzburg from Karlsruhe. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Karlsruhe to Salzburg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Karlsruhe to Salzburg

Travel Tips: Travel to Salzburg 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 Salzburg.

Travel between Karlsruhe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Salzburg from Karlsruhe?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Salzburg, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 3/8/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Salzburg from Karlsruhe.

Return travel to Karlsruhe, Germany from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Austria?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Karlsruhe, Germany was last verified on 3/22/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Karlsruhe from Salzburg.

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Salzburg from Karlsruhe. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Salzburg from Karlsruhe is by taking a flight, which costs on average $5 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Salzburg:

A flight is generally $19 (€17) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $24 (€21) from Karlsruhe to Salzburg.

Taking a flight is usually $34 (€30) less than taking a train to Salzburg, which costs on average $38 (€34) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Karlsruhe to Salzburg is by train with an average journey time of 6 h 12 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Salzburg is approximately 228 miles (368 km) away from Karlsruhe.

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Salzburg is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Karlsruhe at Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
  • Flights mostly depart from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport and arrive in Salzburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Karlsruhe Hbf and tend to arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

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 for buses to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Karlsruhe to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $24 (€21).
  • Deutsche Bahn with connection can get you to Salzburg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Karlsruhe to Salzburg for $38 (€34) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 1 direct train per day.

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

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

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 are costing on average $24 (€21) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $38 (€34) 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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