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Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train

The journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train is 178.33 mi and takes 4 hr 57 min. There are 47 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:18 AM and the last at 9:53 AM. It is possible to travel from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train for as little as $18.37 or as much as $39.00. The best price for this journey is $18.37.

Lowest Price$18.37
Journey Duration4 hr 57 min
Connection per Day47
Lowest Price$18.37
Highest Price$39.00
First Departure12:18 AM
Last Departure9:53 AM
Distance178.33 mi
DepartureDortmund
ArrivalKarlsruhe
CarriersEuroCity, DB - InterCity Express (ICE)More

Dortmund to Karlsruhe Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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Cheap train 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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The cheapest Dortmund - Karlsruhe train tickets can be found for as low as $18.37 if you’re lucky, or $30.02 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $42.67.

Find the best day to travel to Karlsruhe by train

When travelling to Karlsruhe by train, 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.

Eurobahn is a private railway company that operates in Germany. It was founded in 1998 and offers regional and commuter train services in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Eurobahn operates on several lines, including the S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr, the RB 61, and the RB 52. The company is known for its modern trains and high-quality service, including free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Eurobahn is committed to sustainability and has implemented several measures to reduce its environmental impact, such as using energy-efficient trains and promoting public transportation as an alternative to driving.

Eurocity (EC) trains are specifically designed for short and long-distance travel, connecting major cities in various European countries as part of the extensive international train services. Eurocity (EC) trains are operated by a range of national railway companies across Europe, including Deutsche Bahn (Germany), SNCF (France), Trenitalia (Italy), SBB (Switzerland), and ÖBB (Austria). The Eurocity (EC) service offers regular schedules and convenient connections between prominent cities like Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Vienna.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Regionalbahn is a type of train service in Germany that operates on regional routes, connecting smaller towns and cities with larger ones. These trains are usually slower than intercity trains, but they make more stops and are more affordable. Regionalbahn trains are operated by various companies, including Deutsche Bahn, and they offer single and multiple-day tickets. The trains are often used by commuters and tourists who want to explore the countryside and smaller towns.

Ticket types and facilities from Dortmund to Karlsruhe

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by EuroCity and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) when traveling from Dortmund to Karlsruhe.

Second Class

With Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains, a second-class ticket guarantees you a more affordable journey. Throughout your trip, you can access basic facilities like electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a bar carriage.
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First Class

If you wish to elevate your travel experience in a quieter place with additional services such as adjustable seats, more legroom, catering service, and seat selection, you can opt for the first-class tickets on Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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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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DB's EC trains feature recently updated coaches equipped with power sockets.
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Deutsche Bahn is progressively adding free WiFi to their EC trains.
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On DB Eurocity trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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The Mobility Service assists with boarding, disembarking, and train transitions. Additionally, the staff is ready to address any inquiries or provide support to ensure a smooth journey.
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On EC trains, dine in the onboard restaurant or grab a quick bite from the bistro. First Class passengers receive complimentary meals at their seat. DB provides diverse, locally-sourced food options, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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DB's EC trains now boast modernized carriages with air conditioning.
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
Services on board EuroCity, DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and DB - Regional Express from Dortmund to Karlsruhe
Compare services on board when travelling from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train.
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Dortmund to Karlsruhe CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
20.09kg
Bus
21.52kg
Flight
57.4kg
Car
45.92kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe are 20.09kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe? By taking the train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe you will save 37.31kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.43kg compared to a bus and 25.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
A train ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is $24.53. 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 $18.37.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is $18.37. 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 train?
Dortmund to Karlsruhe is 178.33 mi.
How long does the train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe take?
Dortmund to Karlsruhe is on average 4 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 22 min.
Which companies operate from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
The train journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe is covered by 8 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: EuroCity, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - Regional Express, DB - Regionalbahn, Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, National Express, Eurobahn, SWEG Bahn Stuttgart and DB - EuroCity Express (ECE).
How many train connections per day go from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
Dortmund to Karlsruhe has 47 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe leave?
The earliest train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe departs at 12:18 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 train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe depart?
The latest train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe departs at 9:53 AM. 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 train ticket we have found is $18.37 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 1 direct connection(s) from Dortmund to go to Karlsruhe.
What's the fastest journey time between Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe is 3 hr 22 min.
Is there a direct train from Dortmund to Karlsruhe?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dortmund and Karlsruhe.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dortmund to Karlsruhe by train?
The train journey from Dortmund to Karlsruhe creates 20.09kg of CO2 emissions.

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