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There are 6 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Nuremberg

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Göttingen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary to Würzburg, Busbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg, Busbahnhof to Göttingen ZOB

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Train

  1. Take the train from Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Goessnitz to Goettingen

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Hof Hbf
  3. Take the bus from Hof Train Station to Göttingen Central Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen

Bus, fly, train

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

Karlovy Vary to Göttingen by train and walk

The journey time between Karlovy Vary and Göttingen is around 6h 49m and covers a distance of around 531 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 24m. Services are operated by Czech Railways (ČD), DB Regio AG Bayern, oberpfalzbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB and others. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 48m
Layover time:
2h 1m
Total time:
6h 49m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 24m
Journey distance:
531 km
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:30
Last service departs at:
19:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Karlovy Vary to Göttingen train and walk schedules

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: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Göttingen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Göttingen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Göttingen 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen is to bus, which costs 750 Kč - 950 Kč and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen is to drive which costs 1 100 Kč - 1 700 Kč and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Göttingen ZOB via Würzburg, Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Göttingen via Cheb, Marktredwitz and Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 3m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Göttingen is 252 km. The road distance is 407.7 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 7h 3m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Göttingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlovy Vary station.

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Karlovy Vary to Göttingen 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 Göttingen is to train via Nuremberg which takes 7h 3m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 Kč - 950 Kč and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen.
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  • Distance: 251.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen via Cheb, Marktredwitz, Nuernberg Hbf, and Nürnberg Hbf in around 7h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen via Würzburg, Busbahnhof in around 9h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
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 Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€6 - €8
Business
€8 - €10
1st Class
€8 - €10
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 Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Johanngeorgenstadt to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goessnitz to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Gößnitz to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
oberpfalzbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Cheb to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Cheb to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Würzburg, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Würzburg, Busbahnhof to Göttingen ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
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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Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Hof Train Station to Göttingen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP
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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Karlovy Vary to Göttingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Göttingen ZOB station.

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Karlovy Vary to Göttingen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Goettingen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Göttingen is 408 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Göttingen.

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