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There are 8 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Lausen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB

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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, ÚAN Florenc to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse

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Train via Marktredwitz

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti
  2. Take the bus from Plzeň to Sankt Gallen
  3. Take the train from St. Gallen to Olten

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Lausen

Bus to Prague, fly to Basel

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

Bus to Prague, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH)
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten
Czech Republic → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Czech Republic

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • 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 or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican with the exception of Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark and Netherlands

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed 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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lausen is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Lausen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Lausen is to bus which costs 900 Kč - 1 600 Kč and takes 15h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Lausen is to drive which costs 1 900 Kč - 2 800 Kč and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Lausen. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Lausen via Cheb, Nuernberg Hbf, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 57m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Lausen is 484 km. The road distance is 646.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Lausen without a car is to train which takes 10h 57m and costs 2 700 Kč - 6 000 Kč.

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It takes approximately 10h 57m to get from Karlovy Vary to Lausen, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Lausen 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 Lausen is to train which takes 10h 57m and costs 2 700 Kč - 6 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 900 Kč - 1 600 Kč and takes 15h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Karlovy Vary to Lausen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Lausen.
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  • Distance: 483.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 57m

What companies run services between Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic and Lausen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Lausen via Cheb, Nuernberg Hbf, Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, and Basel SBB in around 10h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Lausen via Prague, ÚAN Florenc, Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse, Basel SBB, Liestal, and Liestal, Bahnhof in around 15h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 330
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
SFr 2 - SFr 5
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Business
SFr 3 - SFr 5
1st Class
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 12
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Business
SFr 10 - SFr 12
1st Class
SFr 10 - SFr 12
Train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 11
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Business
SFr 8 - SFr 11
1st Class
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 13
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Business
SFr 10 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 10 - SFr 13
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 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
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 Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Olten
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Nobless Line
Phone
+420 602 333 369
Email
noblessline@noblessline.cz
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Plzeň to Sankt Gallen
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Plzen to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
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
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 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
SFr 10 - SFr 13
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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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Lausen is 647 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Lausen.

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