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Hamburg-Karlsruhe Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Karlsruhe usually takes around 6 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance321 mi (517 km)
Fastest train5h 40m
Lowest price$26.42
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Karlsruhe?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hamburg, Hamburg to Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity17h 35m$73.68
DB Intercity-Express66h 17m$94.03
Deutsche Bahn206h 46m$96.47

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Hamburg and Karlsruhe is approximately 321 miles, or 517 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 40 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 Hamburg to Karlsruhe are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 Hamburg at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Hamburg to Karlsruhe?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to Karlsruhe. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Karlsruhe to Hamburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hamburg to Karlsruhe for $35.35.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Hamburg.

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Karlsruhe than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Karlsruhe:

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Karlsruhe West

  • Karlsruhe-Mühlburg

  • Albtalbf

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