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

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Train via Bayreuth Hbf  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Hochstadt-Marktzeuln Re
  2. Take the train from Hochstadt-Marktzeuln to Bayreuth Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Kirchenlaibach to Cheb Re
  4. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary Os / ...

$70 - $116

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Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 082
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 854

$26 - $43

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Hochstadt-Marktzeuln Re
  2. Take the train from Hochstadt-Marktzeuln to Marktredwitz ag
  3. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary Os / ...

$70 - $103

Bus, train  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Jena-Göschwitz to Ústí nad Labem
  2. Take the train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$35 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Jena to Karlovy Vary 123.1 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jena station to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Jena, Jena central bus station and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jena to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Jena Paradies and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Hochstadt-Marktzeuln, Bayreuth Hbf, Kirchenlaibach and Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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

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The best way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 60€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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

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Jena to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Jena Paradies station.

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The best way to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 60€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Jena to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 74.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Jena to Karlovy Vary via Hochstadt-Marktzeuln, Bayreuth Hbf, Kirchenlaibach, and Cheb in around 6 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jena to Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 8 h 10 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Jena Paradies to Hochstadt-Marktzeuln
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hochstadt-Marktzeuln to Bayreuth Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kirchenlaibach to Cheb
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hochstadt-Marktzeuln to Marktredwitz
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Jena-Göschwitz to Ústí nad Labem
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
elines.cz

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Jena to Karlovy Vary is 197 km. It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to drive from Jena to Karlovy Vary.

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