Travel by bus and train for free on Advent Saturdays

The Christmas City of Karlsruhe invites shoppers to experience what's on offer in the city centre. Karlsruhe’s city centre can be reached by bus and train on Advent Saturdays, not only in a climate friendly and stress-free way, but also free of charge!

Thanks to the collaboration between the City of Karlsruhe and the KVV, public transport in the Karlsruhe city area ("Honeycomb" 100) is free of charge on Advent Saturdays. This regulation also applies to lines S1, S11 and S2 along the full length of the route, including outside the city boundaries.

Tickets for the following lines must therefore be purchased up to or from the city limits:

Bus 107: Ettlingen Hedwigshof (Honeycomb 230)

S3, S31, S32 (Bruchsal): Weingarten (Baden) Bahnhof (Honeycomb  236)

S4 (Eppingen/Heilbronn): Berghausen Hummelberg (Honeycomb 238)

S5, IRE 1 (Pforzheim): Berghausen Pfinzbrücke (Honeycomb  238)

S5, S51/S52 (Wörth): Maximiliansau Eisenbahnstr. (Honeycomb 540)

RE 6, RB 52 (Landau): Maximiliansau Eisenbahnstr. (Honeycomb 540)

S7, S8 (Rastatt): Forchheim (b. Ka) Bahnhof (Honeycomb  232)

S71, S81, RE 2 (Rastatt): Ettlingen West (Honeycomb  230)

RE 4, RB 2 (Mannheim): Friedrichstal (Baden) (Honeycomb  236)

The City of Karlsruhe offers free Park & Ride facilities at a total of 15 locations throughout the year. During the Christmas season, you can travel from one of these to the city centre by bus and train free of charge and without the hassle. Supported by digital display panels, you will be directed to suitable transfer points.

The following free P&R places are recommended for Advent Saturdays:

P&R Messplatz (only during Advent)

Visitors travelling to Karlsruhe using the A 5, B 10 or Ostring can use the P&R Messplatz, which is signposted and specifically set up for the Christmas period, with a direct connection to the Tullastraße stop.

P&R Europahalle

Visitors travelling to Karlsruhe using the L 605 (Ettlingen/Albtal) or the Südtangente can use the P&R facility at the Europahalle (Hermann-Veit-Strasse). The number of parking spaces will be increased and the paid parking spaces around the Europahalle will be available free of charge on Advent Saturdays.

P&R Mühlburg Station

Visitors travelling to Karlsruhe using the B 10 from the west (Pfalz) or the B 36 from the north (Bruchsal/Mannheim) will find a suitable transfer point at the P&R facility at Mühlburg railway station.


P&R Durlach Station and P&R Am dm Platz/Untermühlsiedlung

Visitors travelling from the east (Pfinztal/Weingarten/Durlach) can head directly to Durlach railway station or continue onto Durlacher Allee to the newly built P&R facility at Am dm Platz / Untermühlsiedlung.


P&R Fächerbad/Am Sportplatz

Visitors travelling from the north (Stutensee) can take the L 560 to the Fächerbad and use the P&R facility Am Sportpark.

Grafik P&R_Quelle TBA
Park&Ride-Möglichkeiten im Advent - © Tiefbauamt Stadt Karlsruhe

The mobility portal for the City of Karlsruhe and the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe at provides an overview of the Park & Ride locations and public transport stops.

The KA mobile app helps you to plan and optimise your journey to the city centre:

Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH