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There are 4 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Hof by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Cheb Central Bus Station 854
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Marktredwitz Re
  3. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Hof Hbf Re / ...

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Hof Hbf Re / ...

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Train via Marktredwitz  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Marktredwitz Re
  3. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Hof Hbf Re / ...

Drive  •  1h 1m

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Hof 95.7 km
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, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom
  • 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, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • 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

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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 Hof is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Hof 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: 24 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 Hof is to train which costs 140 Kč - 240 Kč and takes 3h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Hof is to drive. Taking this option will cost 280 Kč - 420 Kč and takes 1h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Hof. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Hof Hbf via Cheb and Marktredwitz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Hof is 69 km. The road distance is 95.7 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Hof without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 22m and costs 270 Kč - 550 Kč.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Karlovy Vary to Hof, including transfers.

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

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Karlovy Vary to Hof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Hof Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Hof is 96 km. It takes approximately 1h 1m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Hof.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Hof.
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  • Distance: 68.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Hof via Cheb and Marktredwitz in around 2h 28m.

Train operators
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Cheb to Marktredwitz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Marktredwitz to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Cheb to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Cheb to Marktredwitz
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Marktredwitz to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Marktredwitz
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€1 - €3
Business
€2 - €3
1st Class
€2 - €3
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 Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€3 - €4
Business
€4 - €5
1st Class
€4 - €5
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Marktredwitz to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
agilis.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 Cheb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2 - €4
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
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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