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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station2 to Bayreuth, Bayreuth 229
  2. Take the bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 068

$16 - $27

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Jena West to Glauchau(Sachs) Re
  2. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Sokolov Regional

$44 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Jena to Karlovy Vary 123.1 miles

$25 - $40

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

You can take a bus from Jena to Karlovy Vary via Bayreuth, Bayreuth in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jena to Karlovy Vary via Glauchau(Sachs), Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf, and Sokolov in around 5 h 54 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Jena West to Glauchau(Sachs)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Sokolov
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Jena, Jena central bus station2 to Bayreuth, Bayreuth
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Jena to Karlovy Vary?

The distance between Jena and Karlovy Vary is 119 km. The road distance is 197 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary?

The cheapest way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 12€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary?

The quickest way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary is to drive which takes 1 h 59 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

Is there a direct train between Jena and Karlovy Vary?

No, there is no direct train from Jena to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Jena West and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Glauchau(Sachs), Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and Sokolov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

Is there a direct bus between Jena and Karlovy Vary?

No, there is no direct bus from Jena to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Jena, Jena central bus station2 and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary via Bayreuth, Bayreuth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary?

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.