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Dortmund to Karlsruhe by bus

The journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by bus is 178.33 mi and takes 7 hr 8 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:05 AM and the last at 9:15 PM. It is possible to travel from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by bus for as little as $19.49 or as much as $54.38. The best price for this journey is $19.49.

Lowest Price$19.49
Journey Duration7 hr 8 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$19.49
Highest Price$54.38
First Departure5:05 AM
Last Departure9:15 PM
Distance178.33 mi
DepartureDortmund
ArrivalKarlsruhe
CarriersFlixTrain, Thalys

Dortmund to Karlsruhe Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dortmund 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 Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Karlsruhe

The cheapest Dortmund - Karlsruhe bus tickets can be found for as low as $17.44 if you’re lucky, or $23.89 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $35.57.

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.

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.

<p><strong>Brand Update: Thalys Transforms into Eurostar!</strong> Thalys has rebranded as Eurostar after a merger, retaining its red trains and schedules, now with an Eurostar logo. Thalys is a high-speed train operator serving in France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Following its merger with Eurostar, the service will now be available in these countries as well as in the UK.<br>Thalys trains operate at high speeds, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, making them one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel between cities in the region. The trains have modern amenities, including comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and on-board dining options, making them a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers.</p>

Ticket types and facilities from Dortmund to Karlsruhe

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and Thalys when traveling from Dortmund 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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Standard

With The Standard ticket, you can get a budget-friendly second class seat with advanced booking. Free exchange until 7 days before departure and refundable until 7 days before departure, non-refundable after.
wifi WiFi
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Comfort

You can get a first class seat with The Comfort fare. Free exchange until 7 days before departure and refundable until 7 days before departure, non-refundable after.
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luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Premium

You can travel with a customized rate with full service benefits of the Premium fare. Experience a comfortable journey and maximum flexibility to make changes or cancel up until the last minute.
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luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

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
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All Thalys trains feature free WiFi. Plus, expect steady 3G or 4G coverage for most routes.
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All seats in every class have 2-pin, 220v power sockets to meet your charging needs.
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When traveling with Thalys, your ticket includes the privilege of carrying one hand luggage item and two larger bags, which must not exceed the dimensions of 75x53x70 cm. There is no weight limit specified, however, it's important to ensure that your baggage is within your personal handling capacity. The bags must be stored in the designated area on the train for the duration of the journey.
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For boarding assistance, please alert Thalys ahead of time. They accommodate wheelchairs adhering to specific dimensions: max 70 cm width, 120 cm height, 150 cm turning circle diameter, and a combined weight of 300 kg for passenger and luggage.
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In Standard and Comfort Class, the Thalys Welcome Bar awaits with an array of snacks. Opt to pre-order using your device for swift collection. Traveling Premium? Delight in Chef Frank Fol's gourmet meal served directly to your seat on journeys exceeding 50 minutes.
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Every Thalys train ensures a cool journey with onboard air-conditioning.
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On Thalys, you can bring a non-folding bike if it's disassembled and in a bag under 135 x 85 x 30 cm. Folding bikes? Just make sure they're within 75 x 53 x 30 cm, and it'll be considered as regular luggage. Got skis? Pop them in a case that's less than 3 m and under 32 kg.
Services on board FlixTrain, Thalys and FlixBus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe
Compare services on board when travelling from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by bus.
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Dortmund to Karlsruhe CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
20.09kg
Bus
21.52kg
Flight
57.4kg
Car
45.92kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
A bus ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is $33.99. 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 $19.49.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is $19.49. 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 Dortmund and Karlsruhe by bus?
Dortmund to Karlsruhe is 178.33 mi.
How long does the bus between Dortmund and Karlsruhe take?
Dortmund to Karlsruhe is on average 7 hr 8 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
The bus journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, Thalys and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
Dortmund to Karlsruhe has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe leave?
The earliest bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe departs at 5:05 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 Dortmund to Karlsruhe depart?
The latest bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe departs at 9:15 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 Dortmund 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 $19.49 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 Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Dortmund to go to Karlsruhe.
What's the fastest journey time between Dortmund to Karlsruhe by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Dortmund and Karlsruhe is 6 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Dortmund and Karlsruhe.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dortmund to Karlsruhe by bus?
The bus journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe creates 21.52kg of CO2 emissions.

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