Cheap train tickets fromCologne to Karlsruhe

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traveling from Cologne to Karlsruhe by train

Cheapest price$54.43
Shortest Duration2h 4m
Trips per day226
train carriers5
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Cologne to Karlsruhe?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Cologne to Karlsruhe is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Cologne to Karlsruhe were $54.43. By booking 12 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe by train is at 3:00 PM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 10:00 PM on Wednesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Cologne to Karlsruhe?

On average there are 226 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Cologne to Karlsruhe, with an average of 204 trips per day and 204 monthly trips. 5 train carriers currently travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe. Of the 226 trips there are 6 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Cologne start at $30.51.

train lines that run from Cologne to Karlsruhe

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company operates, on average, 7 train schedule(s) from Cologne to Karlsruhe. The average Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Karlsruhe costs $48.75. Cheap Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company tickets to Karlsruhe are available on Wanderu starting from $33.53. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs from Central Station and no other station. In Karlsruhe, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Grötzingen Oberausstraße and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Karlsruhe takes 3 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Karlsruhe in 2 hours and 4 minutes,

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
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Avg. Time
3h 11m
Avg. Price
$48.75

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn operates, on average, 204 train schedule(s) from Cologne to Karlsruhe. The average Deutsche Bahn ticket to Karlsruhe costs $54.93. Cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets to Karlsruhe are available on Wanderu starting from $22.32. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn departs from Central Station and 1 other station. In Karlsruhe, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Karlsruhe-Knielingen and 8 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Karlsruhe takes 3 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Karlsruhe in 2 hours and 4 minutes,

Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
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Avg. Time
3h 13m
Avg. Price
$54.93

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express operates, on average, 12 train schedule(s) from Cologne to Karlsruhe. The average DB Intercity-Express ticket to Karlsruhe costs $55.79. Cheap DB Intercity-Express tickets to Karlsruhe are available on Wanderu starting from $22.32. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express departs from Central Station and no other station. In Karlsruhe, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Karlsruhe Hbf and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Karlsruhe takes 2 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Karlsruhe in 2 hours and 4 minutes,

DB Intercity-Express
DB Intercity-Express
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Avg. Time
2h 22m
Avg. Price
$55.79

DB Intercity

DB Intercity operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Cologne to Karlsruhe. The average DB Intercity ticket to Karlsruhe costs $37.92. Cheap DB Intercity tickets to Karlsruhe are available on Wanderu starting from $22.32. In Cologne, DB Intercity departs from Central Station and no other station. In Karlsruhe, DB Intercity arrives at Karlsruhe-Durlach and 1 other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Cologne to Karlsruhe takes 4 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Karlsruhe in 2 hours and 4 minutes,

DB Intercity
DB Intercity
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Avg. Time
4h 5m
Avg. Price
$37.92

DB Eurocity

DB Eurocity operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from Cologne to Karlsruhe. The average DB Eurocity ticket to Karlsruhe costs $33.53. In Cologne, DB Eurocity departs from Central Station and no other station. In Karlsruhe, DB Eurocity arrives at Karlsruhe Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Cologne to Karlsruhe takes 2 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Karlsruhe in 2 hours and 4 minutes,

DB Eurocity
DB Eurocity
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Avg. Time
2h 54m
Avg. Price
$33.53

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Cologne. Most train trips to Karlsruhe will depart from Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Train trips arrive in Karlsruhe at 9 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Karlsruhe-Knielingen, Grötzingen, Grötzingen Oberausstraße, Karlsruhe-Durlach, Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg, Maxau, Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe West, Karlsruhe-Mühlburg are the main train stations in Karlsruhe for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • Karlsruhe-Knielingen
  • Grötzingen
  • Grötzingen Oberausstraße
  • Karlsruhe-Durlach
  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg
  • Maxau
  • Karlsruhe Hbf
  • Karlsruhe West
  • Karlsruhe-Mühlburg