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 billion 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 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.
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).
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
The average journey time between Karlsruhe Hbf and Paris Gare de l’Est is 3 hours and 34 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 31 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 12 trains per day travelling from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est departs at 06:59. The last train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est departs at 22:09. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.