There are 9 ways to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary by bus, train, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n. 913 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ostrava hl.n. to Praha hl.n.
  3. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary

$30 - $54

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice ICE
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Bohumin Eic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Praha hl.n.
  4. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary

$28 - $50

7 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Prague Florenc P6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 068 / ...

$35 - $63

Night train, train  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Praha hl.n. Eurocity
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary Regional

$29 - $43

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Krakow to Karlovy Vary 414.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Krakow to Prague, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Prague (PRG) KRK - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary

$97 - $349

Fly Krakow to Nuremberg, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Nuremberg (NUE) KRK - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
  3. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary

$147 - $283

Bus to Ostrava, fly to Prague, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Ostrawa
  2. Fly from Ostrava (OSR) to Prague (PRG) OSR - PRG
  3. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary

$111 - $457

Fly Krakow to Munich, train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Munich (MUC) KRK - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
  4. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary

$142 - $422

What companies run services between Krakow, Poland and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Krakow to Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 10 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Krakow to Karlovy Vary via Katowice, Bohumin, and Praha hl.n. in around 12 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg via Munich
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Krakow to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Warsaw
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Vienna
Avg. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Vienna
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Ostrava to Prague
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ostrava hl.n. to Praha hl.n.
Avg. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary
Avg. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Praha hl.n.
Avg. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Avg. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
cd.cz
Leo Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
le.cz
Train from Ostrava hl. n. to Praha hl. n.
Avg. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
le.cz
2nd Class
$11 - $17
Business
$19 - $27
Train from Bohumín to Praha hl. n.
Avg. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
le.cz
2nd Class
$11 - $17
Business
$20 - $27
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
pkp.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Katowice to Bohumin
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Night train from Krakow Glowny to Praha hl.n.
Avg. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
Avg. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$40
First
$63
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Avg. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Avg. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Avg. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Billy
Email
biuro@jordan.pl
Website
jordan.billy.pl
Bus from Kraków to Florenc
Avg. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
jordan.billy.pl
Bus from Krakow to Ostrawa
Avg. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
jordan.billy.pl
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary
Avg. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Krakow to Karlovy Vary?

The distance between Krakow and Karlovy Vary is 504 km. The road distance is 663 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary?

The cheapest way to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary is to night train and train which costs 120 zł and takes 12 h 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary?

The quickest way to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary is to drive which takes 6 h 33 min and costs 300 zł.

Is there a direct train between Krakow and Karlovy Vary?

No, there is no direct train from Krakow to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Katowice, Bohumin and Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 29 min.

Is there a direct bus between Krakow and Karlovy Vary?

No, there is no direct bus from Krakow to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Kraków and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary?

It takes approximately 10 h 33 min to get from Krakow to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.