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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Karlovy Vary 608 / ...

901 Kč - 1 640 Kč

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854

502 Kč - 2 710 Kč

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Train via Elsterwerda  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof Re5
  2. Take the train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf Re
  4. Take the train from Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf to Karlovy Vary Re

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Karlovy Vary 355.9 km

950 Kč - 1 500 Kč

Fly, bus  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Prague (PRG) BER - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice

1 445 Kč - 8 032 Kč

Berlin to Karlovy Vary by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Karlovy Vary is around 7h 12m and covers a distance of around 393 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 28m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Railjet and Czech Railways (ČD), the Berlin to Karlovy Vary train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Karlovy Vary. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Berlin to Karlovy Vary train schedules

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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Karlovy Vary is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Karlovy Vary is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Karlovy Vary is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 19€ - 110€ and takes 7h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary is to drive which takes 3h 38m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm and arriving at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice via Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Berlin and Karlovy Vary is 258 km. The road distance is 355.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Berlin to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm station.

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Berlin to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs 30€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 110€ and takes 7h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 257.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Karlovy Vary via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Karlovy Vary via Prague in around 7h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 700 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
5 500 Kč - 22 000 Kč
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 600 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3 200 Kč - 7 000 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
5 000 Kč - 11 000 Kč
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1 900 Kč - 4 900 Kč
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 15 000 Kč
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
4 000 Kč - 17 000 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Prague via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 Kč - 5 000 Kč
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
Railjet
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
160 Kč - 260 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
160 Kč - 200 Kč
Business
210 Kč - 260 Kč
1st Class
220 Kč - 260 Kč
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Transdev
Train from Chemnitz Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Elsterwerda, Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 Kč - 380 Kč
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
470 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 Kč - 290 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 Kč - 280 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 2 500 Kč
Website
Comati PSG

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Prague Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Berlin to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice station.

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Berlin to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, arrive at Karlovy Vary station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Karlovy Vary is 356 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Berlin to Karlovy Vary.

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Air Baltic, Lufthansa, LOT and seven other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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