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There are 4 ways to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 9m

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

533 Kč - 880 Kč

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854

367 Kč - 2 623 Kč

2 alternative options

Train via Plauen  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf Re
  2. Take the train from Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf to Karlovy Vary Re

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Karlovy Vary 175.6 km

490 Kč - 750 Kč

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  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
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No, entry into Czech Republic from Germany is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Czech Republic is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to drive. Taking this option will cost 19€ - 28€ and takes 1h 59m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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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 Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Dresden and Karlovy Vary is 110 km. The road distance is 175.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 20€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Dresden to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. station.

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Dresden to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 20€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 110€ and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 109.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Karlovy Vary via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi in around 4h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden Hbf to Karlovy Vary via Prague in around 5h.

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 Dresden Hbf to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
370 Kč - 550 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 Dresden Hbf to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
420 Kč - 650 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
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 Kč - 190 Kč
Website
RegioJet
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
2 000 Kč - 2 400 Kč
Website
Comati PSG
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 Prague to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 Kč - 290 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Karlovy Vary is 176 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Dresden to Karlovy Vary.

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