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Wiesbaden-Karlsruhe Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 582 daily trains from Wiesbaden to Karlsruhe. Traveling by train from Wiesbaden to Karlsruhe usually takes around 2 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 56 minutes.

Distance74 mi (120 km)
Fastest train1h 56m
Lowest price$29.41
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Wiesbaden to Karlsruhe?

2 train services operate from Wiesbaden, Hesse to Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 523 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn5232h 54m$41.15
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company592h 38m$38.72

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Wiesbaden and Karlsruhe is approximately 74 miles, or 120 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 56 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 Wiesbaden to Karlsruhe 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 Wiesbaden at 12:00am 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 Wiesbaden to Karlsruhe?

There are 582 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 Karlsruhe to Wiesbaden. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wiesbaden to Karlsruhe for $10.73.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Wiesbaden?

Departure stations

Wiesbaden has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Karlsruhe.

Train stations in Wiesbaden:

  • Auringen-Medenbach

  • Wiesbaden-Igstadt

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Karlsruhe than most cities. Most trains from Wiesbaden will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Karlsruhe:

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Grötzingen

  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg

  • Maxau

  • Karlsruhe-Knielingen

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