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Düsseldorf-Karlsruhe Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 103 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe usually takes around 3 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 49 minutes.

Distance170 mi (273 km)
Fastest train2h 49m
Lowest price£41.86
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia to Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. However, there are 103 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn1033h 43m£69.79

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe is approximately 170 miles, or 273 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 49 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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf at 11:00 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 Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe?

There are 103 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 Düsseldorf. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Düsseldorf to Karlsruhe for £12.42.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Düsseldorf.

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Karlsruhe than most cities. Most trains from Düsseldorf will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Karlsruhe:

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg

  • Maxau

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