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Karlsruhe-Vienna Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 33 daily trains from Karlsruhe to Vienna. Traveling by train from Karlsruhe to Vienna usually takes around 8 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 7 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance368 mi (593 km)
Fastest train7h 19m
Lowest price$53.90
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Karlsruhe to Vienna?

There are 4 train lines with service from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg to Vienna,, Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 23 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity27h 24m$123.91
DB Intercity-Express38h 19m$115.27
Deutsche Bahn237h 56m$123.69
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company510h 23m$90.49

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Karlsruhe to Vienna during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from Karlsruhe to Vienna?

The distance between Karlsruhe and Vienna is approximately 368 miles, or 593 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 19 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Karlsruhe to Vienna are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Karlsruhe at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Karlsruhe to Vienna?

There are 33 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vienna to Karlsruhe. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Karlsruhe to Vienna for $84.84.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Karlsruhe where you can board the train.

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Maxau

  • Grötzingen Oberausstraße

  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Arrival stations

Vienna has one train station.

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