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.

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To get from Munich to Karlsruhe on Mar 25 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15AMMünchen, ZOB3h45 11:00AMKarlsruhe
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07:15AMMünchen, ZOB3h45 11:00AMKarlsruhe
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08:30PMMünchen, ZOB3h50 12:20AMKarlsruhe
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02:00AMMunich4h45 06:45AMKarlsruhe
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Travel Information from Munich to Karlsruhe

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $53
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 157 miles (253 km) between Munich and Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route 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 Tips: 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 3 ways that you can travel to Karlsruhe from Munich. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Karlsruhe from Munich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Karlsruhe:

A bus is generally $39 (€35) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $53 (€47) from Munich to Karlsruhe.

Taking a bus is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a train to Karlsruhe, which costs on average $20 (€18) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Munich to Karlsruhe is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 45 min.

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

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 28 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Munich to Karlsruhe is:

  • 17 buses per day.
  • Around 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Munich to Karlsruhe 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 when traveling from Munich to Karlsruhe:

  • Most travelers board their bus from München, ZOB and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Munich Airport and arrive in Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from München Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Karlsruhe from Munich by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $13 (€12) with Flixbus from Munich to Karlsruhe on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Munich to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Karlsruhe.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. With 15 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 5 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn or TGV.

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.

Looking to extend your trip from Munich to Karlsruhe? Many Omio customers who go from Munich to Karlsruhe usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Frankfurt am Main. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin or Frankfurt am Main from Karlsruhe, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $13 (€12) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $53 (€47) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $20 (€18) one way on average.

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

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