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Wurzburg - Karlsruhe Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 68 daily trains from Wurzburg to Karlsruhe. Traveling by train from Wurzburg to Karlsruhe usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance88 mi (142 km)
Fastest train3h 0m
Lowest price£24.62
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Wurzburg to Karlsruhe?

2 train services operate from Wurzburg, Bavaria to Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 65 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express34h 12m£51.99
Deutsche Bahn654h 50m£39.40

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Wurzburg and Karlsruhe is approximately 88 miles, or 142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 56 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Wurzburg to Karlsruhe are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Wurzburg at 17:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Wurzburg to Karlsruhe?

There are 68 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 Wurzburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wurzburg to Karlsruhe for £16.46.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Wurzburg?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Wurzburg where you can board the train to Karlsruhe.

Train stations in Wurzburg:

  • Würzburg-Zell

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Karlsruhe than most cities. Most trains from Wurzburg will stop at one (or more) of the 8 following stations in Karlsruhe:

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Grötzingen Oberausstraße

  • Maxau

  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg

  • Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld

  • Karlsruhe West

  • Karlsruhe-Knielingen

  • Karlsruhe-Mühlburg

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