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from Karlsruhe to Zurich

You can get from Karlsruhe to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Karlsruhe to Zurich on Oct 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h37 08:46AMZürich HB
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$321One-way
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05:09AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h37 08:46AMZürich HB
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06:58AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h02 10:00AMZürich HB
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$471One-way
10:00AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 01:00PMZürich HB
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$521One-way
09:00AMKarlsruhe Hbf3h00 12:00PMZürich HB
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Sun
Oct 17
$32Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Oct 18
$23Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Thu
Oct 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Oct 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$32Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Oct 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Oct 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Oct 29
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sat
Oct 30
$32Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Nov 2
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Wed
Nov 3
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Thu
Nov 4
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Fri
Nov 5
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Travel Information between Karlsruhe and Zurich

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 113 miles (182 km) to Zurich from Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland if I’m coming from Karlsruhe, Germany?

Travel between Karlsruhe, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 10/15/21. 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 between Karlsruhe and Zurich.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Karlsruhe, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Karlsruhe, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Karlsruhe from Zurich restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Karlsruhe from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 10/15/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Karlsruhe from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Karlsruhe to Zurich?

There are 2 travel options from Karlsruhe to Zurich: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Karlsruhe to Zurich?

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Karlsruhe is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€10).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A bus is generally $11 (€9) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $23 (€19) from Karlsruhe to Zurich.

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 30 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Karlsruhe to Zurich would I travel?

The Karlsruhe to Zurich distance is around 113 miles (182 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Zurich is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Karlsruhe? Where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and tend to arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Trains most often depart from Karlsruhe at Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Zurich at Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Karlsruhe to Zurich?

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

  • You can take a bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€10) with Flixbus from Karlsruhe to Zurich.
  • You can travel by train to Zurich from Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Karlsruhe to Zurich tickets for $23 (€19) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Karlsruhe to Zurich?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Karlsruhe to Zurich?
Many of our customers traveling from Karlsruhe to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Zurich are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Karlsruhe to Zurich one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $12 (€10) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $23 (€19) one way on average.

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

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