Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train Find train times and tickets

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Travelling from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train

Fast trains from Dortmund to Karlsruhe take around 3 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 289 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Karlsruhe.

Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?

Direct trains from Dortmund to Karlsruhe have been found.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Dortmund to Karlsruhe every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 11 departures.

How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?

The Dortmund to Karlsruhe train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Dortmund to Karlsruhe train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Karlsruhe is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 05:37 and the last train is around 22:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dortmund around 04:33, and the last at 22:37.

When to book Dortmund to Karlsruhe train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train.

Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Karlsruhe?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dortmund to Karlsruhe, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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