How to travel from Zurich to Karlsruhe

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Travel Information between Zurich and Karlsruhe

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€25) • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€32) • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Zurich to Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Karlsruhe.

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Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Karlsruhe, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Zurich to Karlsruhe.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Zurich to Karlsruhe: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Karlsruhe from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $27 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Karlsruhe:

Taking a bus is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a train to Karlsruhe, which costs on average $35 (€32) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Zurich to Karlsruhe is by train, which takes on average 2 h 59 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 20 min   on average.

The distance from Zurich to Karlsruhe is approximately 113 miles (182 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Karlsruhe is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 11 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Karlsruhe Hbf.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Karlsruhe from Zurich with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Zurich to Karlsruhe tickets for $27 (€25) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Zurich to Karlsruhe with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $35 (€32) with Deutsche Bahn 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!

When planning your trip from Zurich 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 $27 (€25) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $35 (€32) 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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