How to get to Dortmund from Karlsruhe

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from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

How to get to Dortmund from Karlsruhe by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

distanceDistance177 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£13 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 6 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 3 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or coach to travel 177 miles to Dortmund from Karlsruhe. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from Karlsruhe to Dortmund

Find the best journey between Karlsruhe and Dortmund with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Karlsruhe to Dortmund travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Karlsruhe to Dortmund

      FAQs: Travel to Dortmund easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

      There are 2 options to travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund including taking a train or coach.

      The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £13 compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

      Taking a coach costs £3 less than taking a train, which costs on average £16 for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is by train, which takes on average 3 h 21 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a coach requires on average 6 h of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 177 miles from Karlsruhe to Dortmund.

      The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Dortmund is:

      • Around 3 coaches per day.
      • 7 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Karlsruhe and Dortmund as scheduled services by train or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Karlsruhe to Dortmund:

      • Coaches mostly leave from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and tend to arrive in Dortmund.
      • Trains mostly leave from Karlsruhe Hbf and tend to arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Karlsruhe to Dortmund:

      • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Globtour Medjugorjie or Croatia Bus d. O. O. For coaches to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Karlsruhe to Dortmund tickets on Omio for £13.
      • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Dortmund by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Dortmund for £16.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Karlsruhe to Dortmund with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to take to Dortmund with FlixBus.
      • You'll find 7 direct trains a day to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn.

      Direct services to Dortmund tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Many of our customers travelling from Karlsruhe to Dortmund don't make Dortmund their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf or Cologne, either of which you could add to your Karlsruhe and Dortmund trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dortmund to any of these top destinations today!

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