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There are 7 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck 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 Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Linz Industriezeile
  3. Take the bus from Linz Industriezeile to Innsbruck Südbahnstraße

Train

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to München Hbf
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Take the train from Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck

Bus, fly to Innsbruck

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

Bus, fly to Munich, train

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Munich (MUC)
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf

Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck by train

The train journey time between Karlovy Vary and Innsbruck is around 7h 35m and covers a distance of around 537 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 7m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD), Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck train service departs from Karlovy Vary and arrives in Innsbruck Hbf. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

50 Weekly Trains
7h 35m Average Duration
€73 Cheapest Price
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Czech Republic → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Czech Republic

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Czech Republic

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria 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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Innsbruck is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Innsbruck is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Czech Republic from Austria.

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck is to bus which costs 850 Kč - 1 300 Kč and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck is to drive which costs 1 100 Kč - 1 700 Kč and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary station to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Innsbruck Südbahnstraße via Prague and Linz Industriezeile. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Cheb, Nürnberg Hbf and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Innsbruck is 348 km. The road distance is 464.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 7h 35m and costs 1 700 Kč - 3 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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

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Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck 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 Innsbruck is to train via Nuremberg which takes 7h 35m and costs 1 700 Kč - 3 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 850 Kč - 1 300 Kč and takes 11h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 347.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 35m

What companies run services between Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic and Innsbruck, Austria?

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck via Cheb, Nürnberg Hbf, and Muenchen Hbf in around 7h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck via Prague and Linz Industriezeile in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Innsbruck via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €340
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Prague to Innsbruck via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Prague to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €750
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
€10 - €12
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €13
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Business
€10 - €13
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €26
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€15 - €19
Business
€21 - €26
1st Class
€22 - €26
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €40
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Website
Railjet
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Marktredwitz to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
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 Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz Industriezeile to Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
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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There is no direct flight from Prague Airport to Innsbruck Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Innsbruck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck is 465 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Innsbruck.

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CSA, British Airways, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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