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Travelling from Karlsruhe to Kiel by train

Fast trains from Karlsruhe to Kiel take around 6 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 604 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Karlsruhe and Kiel.

Are there direct trains from Karlsruhe to Kiel?

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

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Karlsruhe to Kiel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

How long is the train journey from Karlsruhe to Kiel?

The Karlsruhe to Kiel train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Karlsruhe to Kiel train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Kiel is usually scheduled to depart Karlsruhe around 07:02 and the last train is around 22:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Karlsruhe around 07:00, and the last at 22:01.

When to book Karlsruhe to Kiel 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 Kiel by train.

Which train companies operate between Karlsruhe and Kiel?

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

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • TGV

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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