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Munich to Karlsruhe by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 57m
  • Distance
    251 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 13m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Munich to Karlsruhe by train

Fast trains from Munich to Karlsruhe take around 2 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 251 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Munich and Karlsruhe.

1. Are there direct trains from Munich to Karlsruhe?

Direct trains from Munich to Karlsruhe have been found.

We usually find around 17 direct trains on the route from Munich to Karlsruhe every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Munich to Karlsruhe?

The Munich to Karlsruhe train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Munich to Karlsruhe train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Karlsruhe is usually scheduled to depart Munich around 04:42 and the last train is around 00:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Munich around 06:23, and the last at 00:09.

When to book Munich 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 Munich to Karlsruhe by train.

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Which train companies operate between Munich and Karlsruhe?

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

  • ICE
  • Inter City
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • TGV

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

Karlsruhe to Munich by train

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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.