Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Karlsruhe Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Airport hotel closes at night and the airport is basically in the middle of no where. – tzada
FKB Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Karlsruhe Airport.
What to Expect
Karlsruhe Airport (code: FKB) has a small terminal that handles low-cost and seasonal flights. Facilities are basic, with a couple shops and a bistro/beer garden on the airside. More eateries are located in walking distance of the terminal. Bring your own entertainment as WiFi is free for only 30 minutes.
Where to Sleep
The airport does not allow overnight sleepers. The terminal has limited operating hours, opening just two hours before the day’s first departure and closing after the last arrival. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is located directly across from the terminal and other hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Karlsruhe Baden Airport does not appeal to you, there is a B&B across the street:
- B&B Hotel Baden-Airpark – (3 minute walk to the airport) Located across the street from the airport terminal, this is the closest hotel to the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel zum Schwan – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Landgasthof Hirsch – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Karlsruhe Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Elite Lounge – The lounge is equipped with TVs, a flight monitor, refreshments and WiFi. A request must be made at least 24 hours before in order to use the lounge.
Free WiFi is available at Karlstad Airport for 30 minutes.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Northern terminal area (opposite the large bistro) • Southern terminal area (opposite the arrival area).
Baby Care Facilities – Baby-changing rooms are located airside near the departure gates, and landside in the Arrivals Hall.
Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available inside and in front of the terminal and in the car parks (except Car Parks P3 and P4). Rate: € 1 coin refundable deposit.
Conference Facilities – A conference room is available across from the airport bistro.
Children’s Play Area – If you are travelling with little ones, check out the outdoor terrace with children’s playground in the departure area.
Currency Exchange – There is no foreign currency facility, but a moneychanger will exchange small bills near the northern ATM. If you need to convert your Euros from bills into coins, moneychanger machines are available near the ATMs.
Disabled Services – The entire terminal is on a single level, and can be easily navigated with a white cane. Bookings for wheelchairs and walking frames should be made 48 hours in advance. There is also an inductive audio facility.
Duty Free & Shopping – Shopping options include a duty-free store, newsstand, and a souvenir shop.
Food & Drink – At the time of writing, there are no 24-hour food options. There is a bistro and beer garden (airside) which is open 90 minutes before the first flight and approximately 30 minutes after the last flight. Otherwise, there are a number of nearby restaurants located close by the airport.
Information Desk – Located near the check in desk.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – APCOA Parking Deutschland GmbH – Location: Building B408, 200m away from the passenger terminal. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM. Rates: calculated per day and are dependent on weight.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Pet Boarding – Need a place to board your pets while you travel? There are boarding kennels near the terminal that offer seven heated rooms suitable for dogs as well as over 600 square metres of open space. Address: Victoria Boulevard, building B 124.
Photo Booth – Located inside the terminal beside the arrival area and rental car offices
Prayer Room – Location: Arrivals, southern end of the terminal.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Karlsruhe Baden and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices in the airport Travel Market that can probably be of assistance. All Tours Travel Center, Billiger-Weltweit, Bucher Reisen Baden-Airpark, Byebye.de, Der Touristik, Discount Travel by TUI, Elite Travel, Get More Travel, IT Travel Agency, L’Tur, Neckermann Travel Agency, Sonnenklar Travel Agency, TUI Deutschland and Turkish Airlines Ticket Desk.
Visitor Terrace – Get a bird’s eye view of the airport, free of charge! Two locations: APCOA Parking building • northern end of the passenger terminal.
The terminal opens two hours before the first departing flight, and closes after the last arriving flight. It is not possible to stay overnight in the airport.
Karlsruhe airport is served by the following airlines: Corendon Airlines • Eurowings • Fly Egypt • Pobeda Airlines • Ryanair • TUIfly • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Bus 234/X34 (SWEG) runs between the airport and Rastatt main station, via Hügelsheim and Iffezheim. For route map, schedules and fare information, visit the SWEG website.
Bus 285 (KVV) runs between the airport and Baden-Baden Station, via Hügelsheim and Kartung. For route map, schedules and fare information, visit the KVV website.
Bus 108 (FLIXBUS) connects the airport to Frankfurt Station, via Mannheim, Darmstadt and Frankfurt Airport, as well to Zurich, via Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse, EuroAirport and Basle. For route map, schedules and fare information, visit the FLIXBUS website.
Onsite car rental agencies include Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.
Several shuttles serve FKB airport, traveling to and from destinations such as Alsace, Strasbourg, Neckar Alb and Pforzheim. For a list of service providers, visit the Baden Airpark website.
Taxis are available at the taxi stand in front of the airport terminal. A one-way trip between the airport and Baden-Baden Train Station takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.