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Karlsruhe Baden Airport Guide

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 of shops and a bistro/beer garden on the airside. More eateries are within walking distance of the terminal. Bring your own entertainment, as WiFi is free for only 30 minutes.

Sleeping in Karlsruhe Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Karlsruhe Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hours

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel within walking distance from Karlsruhe Baden Airport:

  • B&B Hotel Baden – Airpark – Located across the street from the airport terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Karlsruhe Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there were no lounges at Karlsruhe Airport.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

At the time of writing, there are no 24-hour food options. There is a bistro and beer garden (airside) open 90 minutes before the first flight and approximately 30 minutes after the last flight. Otherwise, there are several nearby restaurants located close to the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

APCOA Parking Deutschland GmbH – Location: Building B408, 200m away from the passenger terminal. Hours: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Rates: calculated per day and are dependent on weight.

Mobile Charging

Electrical outlets are available to charge your mobile devices.

Showers

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WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Karlstad Airport for 30 minutes.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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 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 a 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.

Information Desk – Located near the check-in desk.

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 and have over 600 square metres of open space. Address: Victoria Boulevard, Building B 124.

Prayer Room – Location: Arrivals, southern end of the terminal.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Karlsruhe Baden and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there are several 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.

Airlines
Karlsruhe Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Corendon Airlines • Eurowings • Nyx Air • Ryanair • Swift Air • TUIfly • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Bus 234/X34 (SWEG) runs between the airport and Rastatt main station via Hügelsheim and Iffezheim. For route maps, 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 maps, 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 as Zurich via Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse, EuroAirport and Basle. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the FLIXBUS website.

Car Rentals

On-site car rental agencies include Europcar • Deer E-carsharing • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttles

Several shuttles serve FKB airport, travelling to and from destinations such as Alsace, Strasbourg, Neckar Alb and Pforzheim. For a list of service providers, visit the Baden Airpark website.

Taxis

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: 2024-01-30

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