Karlsruhe to Aachen by train

  • First train
    05:04
  • Last train
    00:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    258 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 21m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Karlsruhe to Aachen by train

Fast trains from Karlsruhe to Aachen take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 258 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Karlsruhe and Aachen.

1. Are there direct trains from Karlsruhe to Aachen?

Journeys between Karlsruhe and Aachen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Karlsruhe to Aachen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 33 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Karlsruhe to Aachen?

The Karlsruhe to Aachen train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Karlsruhe to Aachen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Aachen is usually scheduled to depart Karlsruhe around 05:04 and the last train is around 00:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Karlsruhe around 05:58, and the last at 22:01.

When to book Karlsruhe to Aachen train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Karlsruhe to Aachen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Karlsruhe and Aachen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Karlsruhe to Aachen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.