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There are 9 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 49m

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

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Bus to Prague, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 30m

  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
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf

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Train via Osterburken  •  8h 59m

  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 Wuerzburg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Osterburken, Bahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf S1 / ...

Bus  •  12h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station 854
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof 109
  3. Take the bus from Mannheim to Kaiserslautern

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern 491.7 km

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Frankfurt  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  5. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf

Train, train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt  •  8h 44m

  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
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  5. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf

Train, train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Werdau
  3. Take the train from Werdau, Bahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  4. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  6. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf

Train, train to Dresden, fly to Stuttgart  •  9h 28m

  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 Stuttgart (STR) DRS - STR
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  5. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern is to drive which costs 1 400 Kč - 2 200 Kč and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern is to drive which costs 1 400 Kč - 2 200 Kč and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary station to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Kaiserslautern via Prague and Mannheim. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Kaiserslautern Hbf via Cheb, Nürnberg Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 49m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Kaiserslautern is 376 km. The road distance is 491.7 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern without a car is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs 2 600 Kč - 3 900 Kč.

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It takes approximately 8h 49m to get from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern, including transfers.

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

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Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern 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 Kaiserslautern is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs 2 600 Kč - 3 900 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern.
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  • Distance: 376 km
  • Duration: 8h 49m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern via Cheb, Nürnberg Hbf, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern via Prague and Mannheim in around 12h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €240
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €600
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €390
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 - €9
Business
€9 - €12
1st Class
€9 - €12
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
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 - €10
1st Class
€8 - €11
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
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 Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osterburken, Bahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Werdau, Bahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
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 Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Würzburg Hauptbahnhof to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osterburken Bahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Bus
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Bus
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €28
Website
Railjet
Süwex
Phone
0621 8301200
Website
suewex.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Süwex
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Cheb to Werdau
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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
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 Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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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Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Mannheim to Kaiserslautern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com

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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 Kaiserslautern bus services, operated by Odri, arrive at Kaiserslautern station.

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Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern is 492 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Kaiserslautern.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Prague Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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