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from Salzburg to Karlsruhe

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

Our recommendation

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

02:15PMSalzburg Hbf5h15 07:30PMKarlsruhe Hbf
2 changes
$471One-way
Cheapest
09:15PMSalzburg Hbf6h12 03:27AMKarlsruhe Hbf
2 changes
$291One-way
Other options
10:15AMSalzburg Hbf5h16 03:31PMKarlsruhe Hbf
2 changes
$471One-way
09:28AMSalzburg Hbf5h25 02:53PMKarlsruhe Hbf
3 changes
$471One-way
08:15AMSalzburg Hbf5h37 01:52PMKarlsruhe Hbf
2 changes
$471One-way

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Travel Information between Salzburg and Karlsruhe

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $29 (€24) • 4 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $29 (€24) • 4 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus or train to travel 228 miles (368 km) from Salzburg to Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Salzburg to Karlsruhe.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Karlsruhe, Germany from Salzburg, Austria currently allowed?

Travel between Salzburg, Austria and Karlsruhe, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Austria enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 1/15/22. 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 from Salzburg to Karlsruhe.

Are there restrictions on reentering Austria from Karlsruhe, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Salzburg, Austria from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

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

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Salzburg, Austria was last verified on 1/13/22. 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 Salzburg from Karlsruhe.

How do I go from Salzburg to Karlsruhe?

There are 2 ways to get from Salzburg to Karlsruhe: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Salzburg to Karlsruhe?

The cheapest way to travel between Salzburg and Karlsruhe is by taking a train with an average price of $29 (€24).

This is compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $30 (€25) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Salzburg to Karlsruhe?

The fastest way from Salzburg to Karlsruhe is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 53 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Karlsruhe by bus can take on average 6 h 30 min.

How far is it from Salzburg to Karlsruhe?

The Salzburg to Karlsruhe distance is around 228 miles (368 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Salzburg to Karlsruhe?

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Karlsruhe is:

  • 4 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Salzburg to Karlsruhe depart from Salzburg, Lastenstrasse / Weiserhofstraße to Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

Which travel companies can get me from Salzburg to Karlsruhe?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Karlsruhe by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Salzburg to Karlsruhe tickets on Omio for $30 (€25).
  • Deutsche Bahn with connection can get you to Karlsruhe by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Salzburg to Karlsruhe for $29 (€24) on Omio.

Can I travel directly to Karlsruhe from Salzburg?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 4 direct trains per day.

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 to Karlsruhe from Salzburg.

Where should I go next after I travel to Karlsruhe from Salzburg?

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

How far in advance should I buy my Salzburg to Karlsruhe one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $30 (€25) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $29 (€24) one way on average.

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

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