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Munich - Karlsruhe Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Munich to Karlsruhe. Traveling by bus from Munich to Karlsruhe usually takes around 4 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$10.61
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Munich to Karlsruhe?

$15.68 is the average price of a bus ticket from Munich to Karlsruhe. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Karlsruhe in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$29 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Munich to Karlsruhe?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Munich to Karlsruhe that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 13 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus23h 45m$17.32
FlixBus134h 4m$21.92
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Munich to Karlsruhe from $11. There are 2 BlaBlaCar Bus schedules from Munich to Karlsruhe and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Karlsruhe. In Munich, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Karlsruhe from Hackerbrücke and no other station. In Karlsruhe, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Train Station and no other station.

    An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Munich to Karlsruhe takes 3 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Karlsruhe in 3 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Karlsruhe.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 13 trips from Munich to Karlsruhe, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 4 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Munich to Karlsruhe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 253 kilometers from Munich to Karlsruhe. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 25 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Munich?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Munich to Karlsruhe, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Karlsruhe are there per day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Munich to Karlsruhe every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Munich to Karlsruhe without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Munich to Karlsruhe; ticket prices start at $31.85.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Karlsruhe

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Karlsruhe is fondly referred to as the Fan-Shaped City. Even though it's at the northern edge of the Black Forest, Karlsruhe has some of the warmest weather in the country, so many visitors pick this city to experience a Mediterranean-inspired vacation in Germany. There are hundreds of fine museums, quirky galleries, and beautiful theatres in the area that are all worth checking out.

Karlsruhe is a hub for science and technology, but it has an artistic side, too. The ZKM is a unique art museum that displays contemporary video and audio installations in a former weapons factory. Hit up the Jakobus Theatre, Kammertheater Karlsruhe, or The Sandkorn Theatre for live music or theatrical performance.

Another can't-miss landmark is the Karlsruhe Palace, built in the 18th-century. Not only does the palace include stunning grounds and magnificent architecture, it also houses the Baden State Museum with exhibits about the region's history. Some of the best outdoor recreation sites are Badesee Epple, Rheinstrandbad Rappenwort, and Weingarten, offering blue waters for fishing, swimming, and sailing, respectively.

Karlsruhe is easy to reach from cities like Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt on Deutsche Bahn trains. FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, and Cazmatrans provide bus service to the city as well. The Karlsruhe/Baden Airport is not too far away, so you can travel to this warm destination from nearly anywhere.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Munich?

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Departure stations

Munich's Central Bus Station (or ZOB) is very close to the city's train station and within a short walk of Old Town. As the center of Munich's intercity bus travel services, this station welcomes bus lines like FlixBus and RegioJet. The station is expansive, with multiple stories of offices that overlook the train tracks outside. Passengers will find many fast-food options, as well as convenience stores, ATMs, and public restrooms inside the station.

All bus stations in Munich:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Hackerbrücke

  • Willy-Brandt-Allee 11

Where does the bus arrive in Karlsruhe?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Karlsruhe.

Bus stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Hinterm Hauptbahnhof

  • Train Station

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