Karlsruhe to Dresden by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:58
  • Last train
    00:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    41m

Travelling from Karlsruhe to Dresden by train

The fastest trains from Karlsruhe to Dresden take around 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 444 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Karlsruhe and Dresden.

Journeys between Karlsruhe and Dresden usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Karlsruhe to Dresden every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures. The duration is normally about 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Dresden is usually scheduled to depart Karlsruhe around 05:58 and the last train is around 00:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Karlsruhe around 05:58, and the last at 21:01.

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

When to book Karlsruhe to Dresden 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 Karlsruhe to Dresden by train.

Which trains operate between Karlsruhe and Dresden?

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

  • Alex
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

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

Find journey information for Dresden to Karlsruhe

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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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