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Most of the trains to Karlsruhe from international and regional destinations terminate at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Railway Station, the city’s main terminal. Located south of the city centre, you can get there from Karlsruhe Hbf via several modes of transport. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, in addition to taxi and car hire companies, are available from the terminal to the Schlossgarten State Park at the heart of the city. KVV.nextbike has a bike-sharing facility for passengers arriving on Karlsruhe trains who prefer to pedal between the locations. It’s a moderate walk in comfortable shoes with light luggage, but seniors and families arriving by rail to Karlsruhe may prefer travelling by car or public transport. You can take either the S11 train or the T4 tram from the station to Herrenstrasse, and the T3 tram stops at Europlatz, but if you ride Bus 10 from Vorplatz, disembark at the Karlsruhe Ettlinger Tor. At Schlossgarten, there are several attractions to vie for your interest, including the Schlossplatz landmark, Karlsruhe Botanical Garden, the State Museum of Baden and the Karlsruhe Palace at the centre of the state park.
If you’re visiting the city on a day trip or taking a train to Karlsruhe as part of a longer journey, luggage lockers offer convenient storage options, allowing you to spend your free time visiting some of the city’s attractions, restaurants and shops. Ever arrive at your destination and realise that you are early for hotel check-in? If you arrive early on Karlsruhe trains, luggage facilities are on hand to hold your bags while you explore the station or visit a nearby museum until your accommodation is ready. Passengers with cheap train tickets to Karlsruhe carrying heavy or awkward bags will find the luggage storage centre located to the left of the main concourse as you exit the train platforms. You can leave small, medium, or large bags and suitcases there for a few days, but payment for the first day must be made in advance. Debit and credit cards are accepted, and the storage desk is usually open from early morning until late evening.
There is a range of facilities and services at Karlsruhe Hbf station to make your time there comfortable and enjoyable. In the main concourse, you’ll find the station’s travel centre (operated by Deutsche Bahn) with a ticketing office and ticket vending machines. From the platforms receiving the Karlsruhe trains, there are escalators and lifts to the terminal building, where you can find a number of facilities. These include toilets (some of which provide accessible features), photo booth, a waiting area, an Information Point, public telephones, and a police station. Multiple cashpoint machines are onsite, and you’ll pass the car hire centre heading towards the terminal Bahnhofsvorplatz (forecourt). From here, passengers arriving on trains to Karlsruhe can find the public transport centre, where Stadtbahn trains (S-Bahn), trams, and buses leave for local destinations. The Radstation has a bike-sharing office at the forecourt, and it’s here where you can also pick up taxis.
UK nationals with train tickets to Karlsruhe will need a valid passport for international travel, but no visa is required for travel to Germany. Your passport must be under 10 years old and be valid for at least 90 days after leaving the country. British citizens who are German residents should produce their residency documents at border control. EU identity cards and passports are also acceptable forms of identification. Other foreign nations may require visas, so check online for requirements.
Train tickets from Paris to Karlsruhe usually start from about £279, while you can find tickets from Hannover to Karlsruhe from around £164. Generally, prices will be determined by your location. These were some of the lowest prices from the most popular departure points to Karlsruhe.
Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof is a popular station to arrive at. You’ll find many options from here to get to your destination. Two common major cities you can get to by train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof are Hannover, and Frankfurt am Main Airport.
FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, and SNCF are some of the options available if you’re seeking to travel by train to Karlsruhe. More rail options may be available, depending on where you’re coming from.
This week, the average one-way price to Karlsruhe is £10. We don’t predict any changes in price within the next 3 months. Seats may fill unexpectedly, so book when you can to secure your seat.
It is 20.8 mi to get from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof station to the centre of Karlsruhe, 5.0 mi to get from Baden-Baden station to the centre of Karlsruhe, and 82.3 mi to get from Lörrach Lörrach Autozug Terminal station to the centre of Karlsruhe.