Travel and lodging

Karlsruhe lies at the heart of Germany. There are several options to travel to Karlsruhe.

Fly in by plane

Reaching Karlsruhe by plane is easiest from Frankfurt International Airport. Other airports near Karlsruhe are Stuttgart Airport or Baden-Airpark.

  • Frankfurt International Airport has its own long-distance train station from where ICE trains to Karlsruhe leave approx. every hour. The journey takes about an hour and travel expenses are around € 35. Frankfurt International Airport train station is well posted within the airport and is connected with Terminal 1. Normally customs clearance, immigration and baggage claim takes some time, so don't plan to take a train in less than 45 minutes after landing.
  • Stuttgart Airport: The airport does not have a train station yet, so it is necessary to go to Stuttgart main station by local train or subway (for other options see the homepage of Stuttgart Airport). From Stuttgart main station there are different trains which leave approximately every hour during the day. Depending on the connection the trips to Karlsruhe take between 45 minutes and 90 minutes and cost between € 16 and € 20
  • Baden-Airpark is close to Karlsruhe, but not well connected, since there is no public transportation available to Karlsruhe. By car the trip will take around 30min. For other options, see the homepage of Baden-Airpark.

By train

From Frankfurt: The ICE connects Frankfurt and Karlsruhe at least every hour. Changing trains in Mannheim might be necessary.
From Stuttgart: There is an hourly IC/EC fast train service to Karlsruhe.
You can get all the necessary information from the Deutsche Bahn website.

By car


Take the A5 motorway to Karlsruhe. Leave the motorway at the Karlsruhe-Mitte exit and take the next exit to Oststadt. Continue on Wolfartsweierer street and take the second exit Ludwig-Erhard-Allee at the roundabout. Turn right into Fritz-Erler-Straße and continue on Waldhornstraße. The parking garage is located on the right-hand side next to the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) (address for the navigation system Zirkel 2, 76131 Karlsruhe).

Recommended Hotels

For easy and comftable booking we have aranged a hotel service with our partner HRS. Please use this servce to arrange your stay in Karlsruhe.

Hotel Reservation Service

We recommend two more hotels near the convention centre "Gartenhalle" and in the city centre of Karlsruhe.