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Karlsruhe-Kaiserslautern Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 78 daily trains from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern. Traveling by train from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern usually takes around 2 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance42 mi (68 km)
Fastest train1h 35m
Lowest price$29.74
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg to Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate. However, there are 78 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn782h 19m$32.42

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern 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 Kaiserslautern?

The distance between Karlsruhe and Kaiserslautern is approximately 42 miles, or 68 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 35 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Kaiserslautern?

There are 78 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 Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Karlsruhe to Kaiserslautern for $16.28.

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:

  • Karlsruhe-Knielingen

  • Maxau

  • Grötzingen Oberausstraße

Where is the train station in Kaiserslautern?

Arrival stations

Kaiserslautern has one train station.

Need a return trip from Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe?

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