Local time

Private Jet to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport

Located on the border between France and Germany, Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport is an excellent destination for private and business travellers with commitments in mainland Europe. Arriving at or departing from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport, private jet fliers can enjoy the luxury of a Private Aviation Centre, dedicated solely to the handling of charter air travel. This centre is entirely separate from the commercial airliner terminals and as such, offers visitors a range of advantages, including considerably shorter check in times and a wealth of culinary and shopping options. Book your charter flight to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden online with JetApp now!

Karlsruhe Airport: Historical Background

Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport was built in 1951 and initially served as a base for the French air force. Originally, the airbase was a vital part of NATO’s Cold War European defence planning. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), which had been promised a similar airbase, but which was not completed in time, was granted control of Karlsruhe Airport by NATO in 1953. The base, which was then called RCAF Baden-Söllingen Station, remained under RCAF control until 1993 when the Canadian air force decided to cease operations. In the following year, the city of Karlsruhe, together with surrounding cities, towns, and municipalities, decided to convert the former military airfield into a regional airport.

The first private jet from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden flew to Palma de Mallorca in May 1997. In 1998, the first scheduled flights from Karlsruhe to Basel took place. In 2001, the Baden-Airpark GmbH, which still operates the airport to this day, was founded under the majority shareholder Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH. In 2003, the Airpark Business Centre was completed with large shopping and office spaces. A new terminal was opened in 2005 and a hotel was constructed on the airport grounds in 2009. Thanks to its long runway and state-of-the-art technology, Karlsruhe Baden-Baden is today a very popular airport that handles more than 1 million passengers every year on more than 36,000 flight movements.

Karlsruhe Airport Location

Distances from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport to:

  • Karlsruhe town centre: approx. 43 kilometres by car
  • Karlsruhe Castle: approx. 45 kilometres by car
  • Baden-Baden centre: approx. 16 kilometres by car
  • Friedrichsbad Baden-Baden: approx. 19 kilometres by car

Fly by Private Jet from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden

With a charter flight from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden you can reach destinations all over Europe. Whether flying on a private jet or business flight from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden, JetApp provides you with quick, comfortable, and convenient travel. The following popular destinations can be reached in under two hours:

On a private or business jet from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden passengers can reach Stuttgart (STR) within 35 minutes. The airport is located about twelve kilometres from the capital of Baden-Württemberg. The flight to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) is a little over an hour. In this charming French city, visitors can take in the majestic cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, made of black lava rock. A private jet charter from Karlsruhe to Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) takes one hour and nine minutes, whilst a flight to Munich (MUC) in southern Germany takes approximately 49 minutes. Paris-Le Bourget (LBG), one of the top destinations for private jet travel in the world, can be reached in one hour from Karlsruhe. The airport is located just seven kilometres from the centre of Paris and offers a host of services and amenities for business and private travellers.

Inside the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport, the exclusive Private Aviation Centre awaits private jet passengers. There you have the possibility to check-in at the scheduled flight terminals in peace and away from the crowds and enjoy your stay at the airport in privacy. Comfortably furnished rooms are at your disposal as well as culinary delights and work space. The following services are available at Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport:

  • Separate check-in at the Private Aviation Centre
  • VIP lounge
  • Business lounge
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Hangaring
  • Limousine service
  • Helicopter service

At Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport, private jets can take off and land between 6am and 10pm on weekdays and between 9am and 8pm on Sundays and public holidays. The airport can be approached according to both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR).

Runway Length and width Surface
03/21 3,000 m x 45 m Asphalt

Transfers to and from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport

The city of Baden-Baden is only 12 kilometres from Karlsruhe Airport and can be reached by limousine in about 20 minutes. In addition to a limousine service, VIP passengers can also charter a helicopter transfer service. This exclusive service runs both to and from Karlsruhe Airport, so whether you’re coming or going, you can be sure of travelling in comfort.

Take a Private Jet to Karlsruhe Airport

Whether for business or pleasure, a private flight to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden is certainly worthwhile: Both cities are easily accessible from the airport and have a lot to offer. Baden-Baden, in particular, is an ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing holiday; some downtime and rest. Located on the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden’s health resort is home to relaxing thermal springs, several beautiful parks, and over 20 hiking paths in green nature. Baden-Baden is also well-known for its varied cultural delights. The annual German Media Award is presented each year in the city. Furthermore, Baden-Baden Theatre, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Kurhaus Baden-Baden ensure that any theatre-going visitors to the city will find something on the city’s cultural programme to enjoy.

In Karlsruhe, you can expect lively city life and interesting architecture: the inner city itself fans out from the architecturally marvellous Karlsruhe Castle in the very centre of the city. Like sun rays, 32 streets lead from the castle in the centre to the outer edges of the city. Karlsruhe is a city rich in culture and traditions. The city itself is home to the Hermann Hesse Prize, the Scheffel Prize and the Giga-Hertz Prize, all of which are awarded at separate events in the city. With its rich programme of entertainment, ranging from opera and ballet to drama and spoken word events, the Badische Staatstheater in Karlsruhe is worth seeing from the inside as well as the outside. For springtime visitors to the city, the International Handel Festival has been held in Karlsruhe every spring since 1985.

Both Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe are certainly worth a visit, especially for culture and nature enthusiasts. With a private jet from Karlsruhe Baden-Baden, you can also easily fly to other popular destinations all over Europe. Hire a private plane to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden now with JetApp!

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EDSB / FKB
  • Surface area: 270 ha
  • Altitude: 124 m (407 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 1,113,952 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 36,542 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 6am to 10pm; Sunday/public holidays 9am to 10pm
  • Runways: 1 (3,000 m)

Top Connections

  • Stuttgart Airport (Germany)
  • Clermont-Ferrand Airport (France)
  • Munich Airport (Germany)
  • Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Germany)
  • Paris Le Bourget Airport (France)
  • Nice Airport (France)
  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
  • Salzburg Airport (Austria)
  • Moscow Vnukovo Airport (Russia)
  • Hamburg Airport (Germany)
  • Basel Mulhouse Airport (France)
  • Geneva Airport (Switzerland)
  • Vienna Airport (Austria)
  • Palma de Mallorca Airport (Spain)
  • Braunschweig Airport (Germany)