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Lugano to Karlsruhe by train

  • First train
    05:42
  • Last train
    21:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 6m
  • Distance
    335 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 23m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lugano to Karlsruhe by train

Fast trains from Lugano to Karlsruhe take around 5 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 335 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lugano and Karlsruhe.

1. Are there direct trains from Lugano to Karlsruhe?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Lugano to Karlsruhe 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 23 departures.

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

The Lugano to Karlsruhe train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Karlsruhe is usually scheduled to depart Lugano around 05:42 and the last train is around 21:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lugano around 05:43, and the last at 21:43.

When to book Lugano to Karlsruhe train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Lugano to Karlsruhe by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lugano and Karlsruhe?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités

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.