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There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb Re
  3. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary Os / ...

$113 - $164

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Bus Turancar  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Würzburg
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 068

$37 - $59

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Bus via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 068

$59 - $96

Train, drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Fulda Ice
  3. Drive from Fulda to Karlovy Vary

$108 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Karlovy Vary 355.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Prague (PRG) CGN - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice

$65 - $223

Fly Dusseldorf to Nuremberg, train  •  7 h 21 min

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

$86 - $282

Fly Dusseldorf to Prague, bus  •  7 h 8 min

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

$66 - $235

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Leipzig (LEJ) CGN - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary

$91 - $247

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Usti nad Labem hl.n.
  3. Take the train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Karlovy Vary

$76 - $270

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden, train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS) DUS - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Usti nad Labem hl.n.
  3. Take the train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Karlovy Vary

$67 - $202

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 13 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Nürnberg Hbf and Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Karlovy Vary is 425 km. The road distance is 569.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs 95€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Cologne to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne station.

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Cologne to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs 95€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 10 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 265.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic?

You can take a train from Cologne to Karlovy Vary via Nürnberg Hbf and Cheb in around 7 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Karlovy Vary via Frankfurt am Main and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 10 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Usti nad Labem hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cd.cz
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Würzburg to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cologne to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Karlovy Vary is 569 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Cologne to Karlovy Vary.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 777+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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