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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Take the train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Bad Schandau

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau
Czech Republic → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Czech Republic

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Czech Republic.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bad Schandau is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bad Schandau is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bad Schandau is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Czech Republic from Germany.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau is to train which costs 260 Kč - 550 Kč and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau is to drive which costs 500 Kč - 750 Kč and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Bad Schandau via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 47m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Bad Schandau is 118 km. The road distance is 174.1 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau without a car is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs 260 Kč - 550 Kč.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Karlovy Vary station.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs 260 Kč - 550 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 440 Kč - 4 000 Kč and takes 5h 42m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau is 174 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau.

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  • Distance: 118.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi in around 3h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Bad Schandau via Prague, ÚAN Florenc, Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str., and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 5h 42m.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Karlovy Vary to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €11
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€6 - €8
Business
€8 - €10
1st Class
€8 - €11
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Bad Schandau
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Business
€2 - €4
1st Class
€2 - €4
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 Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Bad Schandau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €8
Website
Railjet
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Bad Schandau Nationalparkbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €90
Website
Comati PSG
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP

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