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The train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris usually takes 3 hours 25 minutes on average to travel 275 miles (442 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 32 minutes. You can expect to find 19 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Paris, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with TGV, ICE or SNCF to get to Paris. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €29.90.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Paris, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 3h 25m to travel from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris by train, over a distance of around 275 miles (442 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
From 2h 32m
275 miles (442 km)
19 trains per day
Direct trains available
|Train and bus operators|
Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, ÖBB, Flixbus
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.
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.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
In Second Class, TGV INOUI allows you to travel comfortably while enjoying the onboard services, such as free WiFi, power sockets and more.
Want to travel in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll enjoy all the benefits of Second Class as well as some additional perks.
If you're travelling in ICE's Second Class, you'll get to enjoy free WiFi and a bistrò carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks.
In addition to all the amenities in Second Class, in First Class you'll get more legroom, a catering service, Fast Track in some stations and free access to DB lounges.
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 Hbf to Paris by booking early.§
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.
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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Karlsruhe Hbf and Paris is 3 hours and 25 minutes, with around 19 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris is 2 hours and 32 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris can start from as little as €29.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris leaves at 04:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris leaves at 23:18. 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.
Trains travelling from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris cover a distance of around 275 miles (442 km) during the journey.