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Journey timeFrom 3h 16m
Price$23.13 - $145.85
Distance289km (180 miles)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationKarlsruhe
Arrival stationDortmund Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf for Tuesday 26th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:0012:213h 21m, 1 change
10:0013:213h 21m, 1 change
10:5914:213h 22m, 1 change
12:0015:213h 21m, 1 change
12:5116:073h 16m, 1 change
13:0016:213h 21m, 1 change
14:0017:213h 21m, 1 change
14:1218:384h 26m, direct
15:0018:213h 21m, 1 change
16:0119:213h 20m, 1 change

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

You can travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf 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 billion 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 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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

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 200 km/h. In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 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

The European equivalent of the Intercity of Deutsche Bahn, this train is used on cross-border routes, for example on journeys from Germany to Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. It stops only in some major city stations – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf

Train tickets from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf start at €19.90 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 €90.53.
lowest price found
from19.90
on the day
avg. single price90.53

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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 Dortmund Hbf by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf? 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 Dortmund Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Karlsruhe and Dortmund Hbf is 3 hours and 37 minutes, with around 25 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 Dortmund Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf can start from as little as €19.90 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 Dortmund Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf leave?

The first train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf leaves at 01:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf leave?

The last train from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf leaves at 22:01. 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 Dortmund Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf cover a distance of around 289km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dortmund Hbf to Karlsruhe. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf.
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 Karlsruhe to Dortmund Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/11/2019. 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 21/04/2019 for travel on 22/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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