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

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Bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 411450

245 Kč - 2 616 Kč

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Bus via Dresden, Dresden central station  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc N260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854

507 Kč - 619 Kč

Bus, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague Main station N60 / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Karlovy Vary 608 / ...

549 Kč - 791 Kč

Train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Werdau
  3. Take the train from Werdau to Cheb Rb2
  4. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary Re / ...

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Karlovy Vary 176.2 km

550 Kč - 850 Kč

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to bus via Dresden, Dresden central station which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. and arriving at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice via Prague Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Leipzig Hbf, Werdau and Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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The distance between Dresden and Karlovy Vary is 110 km. The road distance is 176.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary without a car is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs 9€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Dresden to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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

You can take a bus from Dresden Hbf to Karlovy Vary via Prague Florenc in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Karlovy Vary via Leipzig Hbf, Werdau, and Cheb in around 7h 6m.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
280 Kč - 470 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
280 Kč - 350 Kč
Business
390 Kč - 470 Kč
1st Class
400 Kč - 470 Kč
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70 Kč - 110 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
70 Kč - 90 Kč
Business
90 Kč - 110 Kč
1st Class
90 Kč - 110 Kč
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Werdau
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
340 Kč - 480 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Vogtlandbahn
Phone
089 / 548 88 97-25
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Werdau to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
laenderbahn.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 Kč - 160 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dresden to Prague, Florenc
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
430 Kč - 650 Kč
Website
Eurolines FR
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 2 500 Kč
Website
Comati PSG
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120 Kč - 170 Kč
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
260 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
240 Kč - 300 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
260 Kč - 330 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs 9€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7h 6m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Karlovy Vary is 176 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Dresden to Karlovy Vary.

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Book your Dresden to Karlovy Vary bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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