Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.

Karlsruhe

The City of Karlsruhe is a German city situated close to the country's border with France, considered to be a point of reference fo the town planner who designed Washington DC. 

The city's public transport network comprises seven tram routes and a number of bus routes. Karlsruhe Stadtbahn is a railway system that covers the city and its immediate surroundings, operated by Deutsche Bahn, Verkehrsbetreibe Karlsruhe (VBK) and Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft.

How to get to Karlsruhe from
Route 1:

The service between Paris and Munich (with some services terminating in Stuttgart) is operated on the high-speed TGV line, with a total journey time of less than four hours to Stuttgart, and less than six hours to Munich. Much of the TGV service has been recently redecorated/rejuvinated to provide comfortable and clean interiors for your journey.

It is also possible to reach Munich via Cologne, or on the City Night Line service, which also calls at Stuttgart.

Route 2:

If you plan to travel between Copenhagen, Hamburg, Frankfurt and/or Basel, there is a City Night Line overnight sleeper train service called Aurora that runs daily. Other sleeper services are available to Amsterdam.

Route 3:

The journey takes around eight hours either way, and can be made on either a night or day service. This page deals only with the day-time InterCity Express service. For the City Night Line sleeper service, please see Hamburg - Zurich (City Night Line).

Route 4:

There is one service per day in either direction between Berlin and Zurich on the City Night Line service named 'Sirius'. City Night Line services are affordable alternatives to day trains, allowing you to arrive at your destination refreshed and having saved on hotel bills.

International travellers with first class tickets may use the SBB Lounge in Zurich's main railway station on their day of travel between 6am and 9pm.