How to travel from Vienna to Karlsruhe

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Travel Information between Vienna and Karlsruhe

distanceDistance368 miles (593 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $183
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€38) • 15 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $183 (€159) • 8 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | InterCity

Travel 368 miles (593 km) by bus or train between Vienna and Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 8 h 2 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€38). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or ÖBB | InterCity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Vienna to Karlsruhe.

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Travel between Vienna, Austria and Karlsruhe, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Austria enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Vienna and Karlsruhe.

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Karlsruhe restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 3/8/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Karlsruhe closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Karlsruhe from Vienna. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Vienna and Karlsruhe is by taking a bus with an average price of $44 (€38).

This is compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is usually $139 (€121) less than taking a train to Karlsruhe, which costs on average $183 (€159) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Karlsruhe from Vienna is by train with an average travel time of 8 h 2 min.

Other travel options to Karlsruhe can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 50 min.

The distance from Vienna to Karlsruhe is approximately 368 miles (593 km).

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Karlsruhe is:

  • 10 buses per day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Vienna to 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 Vienna to Karlsruhe:

  • Buses mostly depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains most often depart from Vienna at Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Karlsruhe at Karlsruhe Hbf.

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

  • You can travel from Vienna to Karlsruhe by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $44 (€38) with Flixbus from Vienna to Karlsruhe.
  • You can go to Karlsruhe from Vienna by train with ÖBB | InterCity. You'll see cheap train tickets for $183 (€159) with ÖBB | InterCity from Vienna to Karlsruhe on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or Union Ivkoni International with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 1 direct train 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 from Vienna to Karlsruhe.

Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Karlsruhe? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna 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 Vienna to Karlsruhe, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $44 (€38) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $183 (€159) one way.

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

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