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Karlsruhe-Kassel Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 173 daily trains from Karlsruhe to Kassel. Traveling by train from Karlsruhe to Kassel usually takes around 4 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance166 mi (268 km)
Fastest train3h 0m
Lowest price$22.16
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Karlsruhe to Kassel?

There are 3 train lines with service from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg to Kassel, Hesse. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 156 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express93h 19m$56.58
Deutsche Bahn1563h 42m$59.83
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company83h 11m$38.87

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Karlsruhe and Kassel is approximately 166 miles, or 268 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 48 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 Karlsruhe to Kassel are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 Karlsruhe at 3:00am 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 Karlsruhe to Kassel?

There are 173 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Karlsruhe to Kassel. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kassel to Karlsruhe. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Karlsruhe to Kassel for $15.58.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Karlsruhe where you can board the train.

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Grötzingen

  • Karlsruhe-Durlach

  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg

  • Maxau

  • Karlsruhe-Knielingen

Where is the train station in Kassel?

Arrival stations

Kassel receives travelers from Karlsruhe at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Kassel:

  • Kassel Hbf

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