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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854

$61 - $89

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Bus RegioJet  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 411450

$23 - $30

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Train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$62 - $89

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 904 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854

$39 - $65

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Karlovy Vary 410 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Budapest to Prague, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Prague (PRG) BUD - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice

$85 - $246

Train to Vienna, fly to Prague, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  3. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice

$155 - $377

Fly Budapest to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$50 - $173

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 20 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop and arriving at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice via Prague Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Karlovy Vary is 544 km. The road distance is 656 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 23 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 9 h 23 min to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Budapest to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary is to bus which takes 9 h 33 min and costs 6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 10 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 339.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 23 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Karlovy Vary via Prague Florenc in around 9 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n. in around 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Budapest to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Autobusy Karlovy, arrive at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice station.

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Budapest to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Karlovy Vary station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Karlovy Vary is 656 km. It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to drive from Budapest to Karlovy Vary.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and CSA offer flights from Budapest Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 795+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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