Travel from Czech Republic to Germany is: Partially open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Leipzig?

Book now

There are 3 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig by train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Johanngeorgenstadt Re
  2. Take the train from Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof Rb
  3. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Markt S5x / ...

2 alternative options

Train via Pausa  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Mehltheuer Re
  2. Take the train from Mehltheuer, Bahnhof to Leipzig Hbf Rb13 / ...

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig 170 km

Karlovy Vary to Leipzig by train

The train journey time between Karlovy Vary and Leipzig is around 4h 16m and covers a distance of around 176 km. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. The fastest train normally takes 4h 2m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD), DB RegioNetz Verkehrs GmbH Erzgebirgsbahn, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Karlovy Vary to Leipzig train service departs from Karlovy Vary and arrives in Leipzig Markt. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 36m
Layover time:
40 min
Total time:
4h 16m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 2m
Train distance:
176 km
Trains per week:
42
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:52
Last train departs at:
18:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Karlovy Vary to Leipzig train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig is to drive which costs 480 Kč - 750 Kč and takes 2h 2m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig is to drive. Taking this option will cost 480 Kč - 750 Kč and takes 2h 2m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Leipzig Markt via Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof and Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

More details

The distance between Karlovy Vary and Leipzig is 128 km. The road distance is 170 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs 600 Kč - 950 Kč.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Karlovy Vary to Leipzig train services, operated by DB Regio AG Südost, arrive at Leipzig Markt station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Leipzig is 170 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig.

Get driving directions

Book your Karlovy Vary to Leipzig train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 128 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Leipzig via Johanngeorgenstadt, Bahnhof and Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof in around 4h 8m.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Karlovy Vary to Johanngeorgenstadt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Business
€2 - €4
1st Class
€2 - €4
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
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 Johanngeorgenstadt to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Markt
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Markt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Karlovy Vary to Mehltheuer
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Mehltheuer, Bahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 138+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details