How to travel from Karlsruhe to Zurich

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Travel Information between Karlsruhe and Zurich

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $24
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€21) • 2 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 113 miles (182 km) to Zurich from Karlsruhe. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Karlsruhe to Zurich.

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International travel from Karlsruhe, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23; 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 between Karlsruhe and Zurich.

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

Is my journey back to Karlsruhe from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/24/23. 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Karlsruhe and Zurich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Zurich is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A flight is generally $11 (€10) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $17 (€15) from Karlsruhe to Zurich.

A flight is $18 (€16) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Karlsruhe to Zurich costing on average $24 (€21).

The quickest way to travel between Karlsruhe and Zurich is by train, which takes on average 2 h 49 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

Zurich is approximately 113 miles (182 km) away from Karlsruhe.

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Zurich is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 17 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights from Karlsruhe to Zurich most often leave from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains from Karlsruhe to Zurich most often leave from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Zurich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Karlsruhe to Zurich for $17 (€15) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Zurich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Zurich for $24 (€21).
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!

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 on average $17 (€15) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $24 (€21) 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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