Visiting Address:

Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
Kollegiengebäude am Kronenplatz (Bld. 05.20)
Kaiserstr. 89
D-76133 Karlsruhe

Click here to find an interactive map of the campus for better orientation. The KSRI is located in building 05.20 - next to the tram station "Kronenplatz".


Journey to the KSRI

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.

Currently, the access to KSRI is complicated by comprehensive construction activities for the new Karlsruhe underground lines. At Karlsruhe station take one of the trams S1/S11, S4, S41, S51 or tram 2 to the tram station "Kronenplatz". Please find the relevant passenger information: here.

By car:

Take motorway A5 to Karlsruhe and leave the A5 at the exit 44 (Karlsruhe-Durlach). Continue along B 10 / Durlacher Allee towards the city center until you arrive at Durlacher Tor where you take a right turn. The next possible exit to the left is the main entrance of the KIT. The KIT is well posted once you have reached the city center.

There are public parking facilities in the basement of the KSRI building. More detailed information about these and other car parks is provided by the Karlsruhe parking guidance system.

By plane:

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

Frankfurt Airport

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, 00. 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 its 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, 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.