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Dresden to Karlsruhe by train

It takes an average of 6h 11m to travel from Dresden to Karlsruhe by train, over a distance of around 276 miles (444 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Dresden to Karlsruhe and tickets for this journey start from $21.41 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 40m
Price$21.41 - $217.56
Distance276 miles (444 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationDresden
Arrival stationKarlsruhe
Changes1 change
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Dresden to Karlsruhe train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dresden to Karlsruhe for Tuesday Jul 7th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:19 13:59 5h 40m, 1 change
09:23 15:07 5h 44m, 2 changes
10:19 15:59 5h 40m, 1 change
11:23 17:16 5h 53m, 2 changes
12:19 17:59 5h 40m, 1 change
13:23 19:15 5h 52m, 2 changes
14:19 19:59 5h 40m, 1 change
15:23 21:16 5h 53m, 2 changes
16:19 21:59 5h 40m, 1 change
17:23 23:16 5h 53m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Dresden to Karlsruhe

Train tickets from Dresden to Karlsruhe start at $21.41 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $116.46.
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avg. single price$116.46

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Dresden to Karlsruhe by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Dresden to Karlsruhe

Want to know more about your journey from Dresden to Karlsruhe? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Dresden to Karlsruhe take?

The average journey time by train between Dresden and Karlsruhe is 6 hours and 11 minutes, with around 17 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Dresden and Karlsruhe by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dresden to Karlsruhe is 5 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Dresden to Karlsruhe cost?

Train tickets from Dresden to Karlsruhe can start from as little as $21.41 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Dresden to Karlsruhe?

No, there are no direct train services from Dresden to Karlsruhe. Travelling from Dresden to Karlsruhe by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Dresden to Karlsruhe leave?

The first train from Dresden to Karlsruhe leaves at 05:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dresden to Karlsruhe leave?

The last train from Dresden to Karlsruhe leaves at 23:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Dresden and Karlsruhe by train?

Trains travelling from Dresden to Karlsruhe cover a distance of around 276 miles (444 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Karlsruhe to Dresden.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dresden to Karlsruhe for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 07/11/2020 for travel on 08/13/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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