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There are 186 daily trains from Dessau to Karlsruhe. Traveling by train from Dessau to Karlsruhe usually takes around 7 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 58 minutes.
|Distance||258 mi (416 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Dessau to Karlsruhe?
2 train services operate from Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt to Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 174 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||174||6h 55m||$113.08|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||25||8h 42m||$76.96|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Dessau 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 Dessau to Karlsruhe?
The distance between Dessau and Karlsruhe is approximately 258 miles, or 416 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 58 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 Dessau 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 Dessau 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 Dessau to Karlsruhe?
There are 186 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.
Where is the train station in Dessau?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Dessau where you can board the train.
Train stations in Dessau:
Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?
There are more train stations and stops in Karlsruhe than most cities. Most trains from Dessau will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Karlsruhe:
Train stations in Karlsruhe:
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