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There are 7 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 7m

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

44€ - 96€

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Train, bus  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Frankfurt - Main station

19€ - 30€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague 854
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B RegioJet

25€ - 32€

Drive  •  3h 34m

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

40€ - 60€

Bus to Prague, fly  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague Hradčanská
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Frankfurt (FRA) PRG - FRA

63€ - 239€

Train, train to Dresden, fly  •  7h 17m

  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

85€ - 235€

Train, train to Leipzig, fly  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Johanngeorgenstadt
  2. Take the train from Johanngeorgenstadt to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  4. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

100€ - 365€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train and bus which costs 480 Kč - 800 Kč and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 600 Kč and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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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 Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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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 7m and costs 1 100 Kč - 2 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m 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 7m and costs 1 100 Kč - 2 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 Kč - 850 Kč and takes 10h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 300 km
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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 Nuernberg Hbf in around 6h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Prague, ÚAN Florenc in around 10h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
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
51 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
6€ - 12€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
6€ - 8€
Business
9€ - 12€
1st Class
9€ - 12€
Train from Karlovy Vary to Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
6€ - 8€
Business
8€ - 10€
1st Class
8€ - 10€
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
Business
5€ - 7€
1st Class
5€ - 7€
Train from Karlovy Vary to Johanngeorgenstadt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
2€ - 3€
Business
2€ - 4€
1st Class
2€ - 4€
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nuremberg to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague Hradčanská
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
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 RegioJet, arrive at Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B 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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Lufthansa offers flights from Prague Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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