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

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Train via Děčín  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi 607 / ...
  2. Take the train from Decin hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 27 / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

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Bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station 854 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. 060 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl 012

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Train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi 607 / ...
  2. Take the train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

Train via Zwickau  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof Rb
  2. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen 225.8 km

Karlovy Vary to Bautzen by train

The train journey time between Karlovy Vary and Bautzen is around 5h 20m and covers a distance of around 272 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 22m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD), Ceske Drahy, Arriva CZ and others, the Karlovy Vary to Bautzen train service departs from Karlovy Vary and arrives in Bautzen Bahnhof. Typically 30 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 57m
Layover time:
1h 22m
Total time:
5h 20m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 40m
Train distance:
272 km
Trains per week:
30
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:12
Last train departs at:
19:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Karlovy Vary to Bautzen train schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen is to bus, which costs 410 Kč - 3 600 Kč and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen is to drive which costs 650 Kč - 950 Kč and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary station to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl via Prague, ÚAN Florenc and Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Bautzen Bahnhof via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi, Decin hl.n. and Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Bautzen is 152 km. The road distance is 225.8 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen without a car is to train via Děčín which takes 5h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Bautzen bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station.

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Karlovy Vary to Bautzen train services, operated by DB RegioNetz Verkehrs GmbH Erzgebirgsbahn, depart from Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen is to train via Děčín which takes 5h 25m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 410 Kč - 3 600 Kč and takes 6h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen.
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  • Distance: 152.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi, Decin Hlavni Nadrazi, Decin hl.n., and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 5h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen via Prague, ÚAN Florenc, Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str., and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 6h 36m.

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 Decin Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€3 - €4
Business
€4 - €5
1st Class
€4 - €6
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Business
€5 - €7
1st Class
€5 - €7
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Decin hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Decin Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Railjet
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Decin Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Decin hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
DB RegioNetz Verkehrs GmbH Erzgebirgsbahn
Website
delfi.de
Train from Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Johanngeorgenstadt to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
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 3 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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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
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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Karlovy Vary to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl station.

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Karlovy Vary to Bautzen train services, operated by trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB, arrive at Bautzen Bahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Bautzen is 226 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Bautzen.

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