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from Zurich to Karlsruhe

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Karlsruhe on Jan 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:59AMZürich HB2h50 12:49PMKarlsruhe Hbf
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$381One-way
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07:59PMZürich HB3h05 11:04PMKarlsruhe Hbf
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$311One-way
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11:08AMZürich HB3h02 02:10PMKarlsruhe Hbf
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$381One-way
10:59AMZürich HB3h11 02:10PMKarlsruhe Hbf
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$381One-way
07:59AMZürich HB2h50 10:49AMKarlsruhe Hbf
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$501One-way

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Jan 21
$31Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 23
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 25
$31Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 26
$31Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 28
$31Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 29
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$31Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information between Zurich and Karlsruhe

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus or train between Zurich and Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). 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 Zurich to Karlsruhe.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Karlsruhe, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What measures do I need to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22; 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 Zurich and Karlsruhe.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Karlsruhe, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Karlsruhe, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Karlsruhe?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/13/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Karlsruhe here.

How do I travel from Zurich to Karlsruhe?

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

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Karlsruhe?

The cheapest way to travel to Karlsruhe from Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of $24 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a train to Karlsruhe, which costs on average $31 (€26) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Karlsruhe?

The fastest way to get to Karlsruhe from Zurich is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Karlsruhe can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 20 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Zurich to Karlsruhe would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km) between Zurich and Karlsruhe.

How many services a day are there to Karlsruhe from Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Karlsruhe is:

  • 17 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Karlsruhe?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai to Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Karlsruhe Hbf.

Who can get me from Zurich to Karlsruhe?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich 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 Zurich to Karlsruhe for $24 (€20).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Karlsruhe by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Karlsruhe for $31 (€26).

Is there a direct service from Zurich to Karlsruhe?

Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Karlsruhe with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn.

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

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Karlsruhe often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Karlsruhe itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Karlsruhe and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets between Zurich and Karlsruhe online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Zurich 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 $24 (€20) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $31 (€26) one way on average.

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

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