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There are 3 ways to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Usti nad Labem hl.n. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$19 - $29

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  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 854

$12 - $65

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Karlovy Vary 106.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to train which costs 16€ - 26€ and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden station to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Dresden, Dresden central station and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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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 hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Karlovy Vary is 110 km. The road distance is 170.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 16€ - 26€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dresden to Karlovy Vary is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 16€ - 26€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 60€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 68.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Dresden to Karlovy Vary via Usti nad Labem hl.n. in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden to Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 5 h 5 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Usti nad Labem hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
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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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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Dresden to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Dresden to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 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 170 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Dresden to Karlovy Vary.

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There are 767+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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