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

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Train

  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

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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 Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.

Train via Zwickau

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Meissen

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Meissen is to drive which costs 480 Kč - 700 Kč and takes 1h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Meissen is to drive which costs 480 Kč - 700 Kč and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Meissen. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Meißen S-Bahnhof Altstadt via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi and Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Meissen is 112 km. The road distance is 162.6 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Meissen without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs 500 Kč - 950 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Karlovy Vary to Meissen, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Meissen train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, depart from Karlovy Vary station.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Meissen is to train which takes 5h and costs 500 Kč - 950 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 390 Kč - 3 600 Kč and takes 5h 37m.

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Karlovy Vary to Meissen train services, operated by Transdev, arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Meissen is 163 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Karlovy Vary to Meissen.

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  • Distance: 111.7 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Meissen via Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 5h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Meissen via Prague, ÚAN Florenc, Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str., and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 5h 37m.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
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
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 Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Railjet
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 Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Karlovy Vary to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
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 Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
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 Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
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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Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €90
Website
Comati PSG
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP

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