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There are 6 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 41 / ...

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt 068

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Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 384.7 km

Bus to Prague, fly  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Frankfurt (FRA) PRG - FRA

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA

Train, train to Dresden, fly  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Take the train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
  3. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA

Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Karlovy Vary and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 6h 13m and covers a distance of around 425 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 32m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD), Deutsche Bahn Regional and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Karlovy Vary and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

61 Weekly Trains
6h 13m Average Duration
€71 Cheapest Price
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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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Conditions of entry into Germany from Czech Republic

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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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 Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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, returning to Czech Republic from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 14 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus which costs 500 Kč - 650 Kč and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs 1 200 Kč - 1 800 Kč and takes 3h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Cheb and Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 300 km. The road distance is 384.7 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs 1 700 Kč - 2 600 Kč.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlovy Vary station.

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Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs 1 700 Kč - 2 600 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 Kč - 650 Kč and takes 6h 50m.

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  • Distance: 300 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Cheb and Nürnberg Hbf in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt twice daily. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €230
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€2 - €4
Business
€3 - €5
1st Class
€3 - €5
Train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€7 - €9
Business
€9 - €12
1st Class
€10 - €12
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 - €11
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Business
€5 - €7
1st Class
€5 - €7
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 385 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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