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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Ec
  2. 854 / ...

$61 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Rj / ...
  2. 854 / ...

$25 - $64

6 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Ec
  2. R

$63 - $92

Night train, bus  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Metropol / ...
  2. Leo Express

$37 - $56

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. 410 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Prague, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. BUD - PRG

$84 - $242

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. BUD - NUE

$50 - $178

Fly to Munich, train  •  10 h 13 min

  1. BUD - MUC

$126 - $345

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

You can take a bus from Budapest to Karlovy Vary via Praha, ÚAN Florenc and Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 9 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n. in around 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Praha-Liben
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freising to Marktredwitz
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary tržnice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
Bus from Praha Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary tržnice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 6 500 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 9 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary is to drive which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 19 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft.

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Budapest to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.