How to travel from Munich to Karlsruhe

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from Munich to Karlsruhe

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

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Karlsruhe on Jun 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMMünchen, ZOB3h50 12:20AMKarlsruhe
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08:30PMMünchen, ZOB3h50 12:20AMKarlsruhe
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06:46AMMunich Hbf3h05 09:51AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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05:33AMMunich Hbf3h20 08:53AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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08:27AMMunich Hbf3h03 11:30AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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Travel Information to Karlsruhe from Munich

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $45
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $45 (€40) • 3 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 157 miles (253 km) by bus or train between Munich and Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Munich to Karlsruhe.

How to get from Munich to Karlsruhe

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Munich to Karlsruhe there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 55,88% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Munich to Karlsruhe. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Karlsruhe

Travel to Karlsruhe 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 Munich to Karlsruhe.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Karlsruhe from Munich is by taking a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

This is compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is usually $28 (€25) less than taking a train to Karlsruhe, which costs on average $45 (€40) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Karlsruhe from Munich is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 3 min.

Other travel options to Karlsruhe can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Karlsruhe by bus can take on average 3 h 35 min.

The Munich to Karlsruhe distance is around 157 miles (253 km).

The average frequency per day from Munich to Karlsruhe is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from München, ZOB and tend to arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains from Munich to Karlsruhe most often leave from München Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Karlsruhe by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Munich to Karlsruhe for $17 (€15).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Karlsruhe. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Munich to Karlsruhe tickets on Omio for $45 (€40).

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

  • You can find around 10 direct trains per day and travel with.

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

Omio customers who travel from Munich to Karlsruhe often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Paris or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Karlsruhe and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Munich to Karlsruhe, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $17 (€15) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $45 (€40) one way.

But we recommend booking Munich to Karlsruhe tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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