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Trip Zurich Karlsruhe

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Karlsruhe

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How to get from Zurich to Karlsruhe?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Karlsruhe. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Karlsruhe

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) with a distance of 113 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Karlsruhe that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of Eurolines CH or FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Karlsruhe bus station (1.1 mi from Karlsruhe, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Karlsruhe.
The train Zurich Karlsruhe is a direct bound.
Trains ICE of Deutsche Bahn to Karlsruhe leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Karlsruhe will take place at Karlsruhe Hbf station (1 mi from the city centre).
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Karlsruhe.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Karlsruhe from Zurich. You can take the flight Zurich-Stuttgart and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Stuttgart (Echterdingen airport, IATA code: STR) operated by Swiss International Airlines.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Karlsruhe?

Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides a rail connection Zurich-Karlsruhe with the train ICE from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Karlsruhe Hbf at arrival (1 mi from centre)
SNCF transports passengers on a rail line from Mannheim to Karlsruhe with the train TGV which leaves Mannheim Hbf station to arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf railway station (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
SBB CFF FFS operates the train journeys Zurich-Stuttgart with the train InterCity (IC) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stuttgart Hbf at arrival (0.5 mi from centre) and from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Stuttgart Hbf station to arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf railway station (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
ÖBB provides a rail connection Stuttgart-Karlsruhe with the train InterCity (IC) from Stuttgart Hbf railway station (0.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Karlsruhe Hbf at arrival (1 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company Public Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Mannheim - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Mannheim and to the one of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
Eurolines CH is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Karlsruhe where the coach will drop you off at Karlsruhe station situated at about 1.1 mi from Karlsruhe city centre.
The coach company ADAC PostBus carries out the route from the bus station of Mannheim - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Mannheim and to the one of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
The network of Eurolines includes a coach line between the city of Strasbourg (serving Strasbourg bus station at 0.7 mi from centre) and the city of Karlsruhe where the coach will drop you off at Karlsruhe station situated at about 1.1 mi from Karlsruhe city centre.
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
ALSA is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Strasbourg (serving Strasbourg bus station at 0.7 mi from centre) and the city of Karlsruhe where the coach will drop you off at Karlsruhe station situated at about 1.1 mi from Karlsruhe city centre.
The coach company Hellö carries out the route from the bus station of Strasbourg in Strasbourg and to the one of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Karlsruhe (113.7 mi)
Airlines
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Stuttgart (arrival at Echterdingen STR airport)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Karlsruhe

When travelling from Karlsruhe to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Strasbourg located at 92 mi from Zurich and 42 mi away from Karlsruhe (France) Stuttgart situated at 102 mi from Zurich and at approximately 39 mi from Karlsruhe, Mannheim located at 147 mi from Zurich and 34 mi away from Karlsruhe, Offenburg situated at 81 mi from Zurich and at approximately 44 mi from Karlsruhe, Kehl located at 90 mi from Zurich and 41 mi away from Karlsruhe (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Karlsruhe or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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