Hamburg to Karlsruhe by train Find train times and tickets

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $23.58
  2. 30 day advance $23.58
  3. 7 day advance $117.27
  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    00:45
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 44m

Travelling from Hamburg to Karlsruhe by train

Fast trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe take around 4 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 520 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hamburg and Karlsruhe.

Are there direct trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe?

Direct trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe have been found.

We usually find around 26 direct trains on the route from Hamburg to Karlsruhe every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 29 departures.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Karlsruhe?

The Hamburg to Karlsruhe train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Hamburg to Karlsruhe train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Karlsruhe is usually scheduled to depart Hamburg around 05:18 and the last train is around 00:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hamburg around 05:15, and the last at 21:48.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

What's the Hamburg to Karlsruhe train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe are $23.58.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $23 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $117. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Karlsruhe by train.

Which train companies operate between Hamburg and Karlsruhe?

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

  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités

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

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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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