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Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus

The journey from Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus is 147.9 mi and takes 5 hr 41 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:15 AM and the last at 11:25 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus for as little as $13.33 or as much as $186.88. The best price for this journey is $13.33.

Lowest Price$13.33
Journey Duration5 hr 41 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$13.33
Highest Price$186.88
First Departure2:15 AM
Last Departure11:25 PM
Distance147.9 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalKarlsruhe
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus DACH GmbHMore

Cologne to Karlsruhe Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe. On average, though, you'll pay about $26.67 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $13.33, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe. On average, though, you'll pay about $26.67 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus?

The average journey time is 5 hr 41 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 147.9 mi from Cologne to Karlsruhe. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Cologne to Karlsruhe to take longer than 5 hr 41 min. The journey between Cologne and Karlsruhe by bus usually takes 5 hr 41 min to cover a distance of 147.9 mi. The shortest journey from Cologne to Karlsruhe will take you 4 hr 5 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Karlsruhe quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do journeys run from Cologne to Karlsruhe?

You will be able to travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 9 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cologne to Karlsruhe using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 7 direct connections from Cologne to Karlsruhe each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 2 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Karlsruhe. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Karlsruhe
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Karlsruhe.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Karlsruhe, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Karlsruhe.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Karlsruhe

The cheapest Cologne - Karlsruhe bus tickets can be found for as low as $15.80 if you’re lucky, or $20.65 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $26.30.

Find the best day to travel to Karlsruhe by bus

When travelling to Karlsruhe by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Karlsruhe

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Karlsruhe.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Karlsruhe
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus.
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Cologne to Karlsruhe CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
16.66kg
Bus
17.85kg
Flight
47.61kg
Car
38.08kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Karlsruhe?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Karlsruhe is $26.67. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $13.33.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Karlsruhe?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Karlsruhe is $13.33. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Karlsruhe by bus?
Cologne to Karlsruhe is 147.9 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Karlsruhe take?
Cologne to Karlsruhe is on average 5 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Karlsruhe?
The bus journey from Cologne to Karlsruhe is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixTrain, FlixBus and FlixBus Italia S.r.l..
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Karlsruhe?
Cologne to Karlsruhe has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Karlsruhe leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Karlsruhe departs at 2:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Karlsruhe depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Karlsruhe departs at 11:25 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Karlsruhe in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $13.33 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Karlsruhe?
There are on average 7 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Karlsruhe.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Karlsruhe is 4 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Karlsruhe?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Karlsruhe.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Karlsruhe by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Karlsruhe creates 17.85kg of CO2 emissions.

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