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

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Bus Slovak Lines  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Praha
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary 411450 / ...

$26 - $28

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Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854 / ...

$19 - $28

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Train, bus  •  6 h 59 min

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

$23 - $37

Train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Praha hl.n. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$24 - $38

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary 287.8 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Vienna, fly to Prague, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  3. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice

$102 - $301

Fly Bratislava to Prague, bus  •  6 h 30 min

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

$70 - $616

Bus to Vienna, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Nuremberg (NUE) VIE - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
  4. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary

$87 - $243

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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Bratislava and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Prague Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Karlovy Vary is 385 km. The road distance is 460.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs 22€ - 25€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Slovak Lines, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs 22€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 6 min.

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  • Distance: 240.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary via Praha and Prague Florenc in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n. in around 8 h 6 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bratislava to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Train from Bratislava to Praha hlavní nádraží
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Praha
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Bratislava to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
elines.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Bratislava NAS Mlynské Nivy to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$12 - $16

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Bratislava to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Autobusy Karlovy, arrive at Karlovy Vary station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Karlovy Vary is 461 km. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Bratislava to Karlovy Vary.

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Tunisair and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 785+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Bratislava Airport is to line 61 shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 1€.

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