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Karlsruhe to Mannheim by train

It takes an average of 39m to travel from Karlsruhe to Mannheim by train, over a distance of around 34 miles (54 km). There are normally 55 trains per day travelling from Karlsruhe to Mannheim and tickets for this journey start from $18.11 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 22m
Price$18.11 - $29.85
Distance34 miles (54 km)
Frequency55 trains per day
Departure stationKarlsruhe
Arrival stationMannheim
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, SNCF

Karlsruhe to Mannheim train times

Check out the next trains departing from Karlsruhe to Mannheim for Tuesday Apr 20th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:36 09:58 22m, direct
09:46 10:09 23m, direct
10:23 10:47 24m, direct
10:35 10:58 23m, direct
10:38 11:32 54m, direct
10:54 11:50 56m, 1 change
11:36 11:58 22m, direct
11:46 00:09 23m, direct
00:23 00:47 24m, direct
00:35 00:58 23m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Karlsruhe to Mannheim

You can travel from Karlsruhe to Mannheim on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Karlsruhe to Mannheim

The price of train tickets from Karlsruhe to Mannheim starts at $18.11 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from$18.11
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$24.96
on the day
avg. single price$25.33

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 Karlsruhe to Mannheim 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Karlsruhe to Mannheim

Want to know more about your journey from Karlsruhe to Mannheim? 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 Karlsruhe to Mannheim take?

The average journey time by train between Karlsruhe and Mannheim is 39 minutes, with around 55 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 Karlsruhe and Mannheim by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Karlsruhe to Mannheim is 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Karlsruhe to Mannheim cost?

Train tickets from Karlsruhe to Mannheim can start from as little as $18.11 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 Karlsruhe to Mannheim?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Karlsruhe to Mannheim without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from Karlsruhe to Mannheim each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Karlsruhe to Mannheim leaves at 11:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Karlsruhe to Mannheim leaves at 10:08. 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 Karlsruhe and Mannheim by train?

Trains travelling from Karlsruhe to Mannheim cover a distance of around 34 miles (54 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Mannheim to Karlsruhe.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Karlsruhe to Mannheim for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/20/2021. 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 03/30/2021 for travel on 04/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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