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

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Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station 068
  2. Take the bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station to Salzburg N86

$28 - $52

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Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb R / ...
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt Rb

$81 - $120

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb R / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf Rb / ...
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$97 - $154

Train, night train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Praha hl.n. R
  2. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf En

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg 234.5 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Prague, fly to Salzburg  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary to Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Salzburg (SZG) PRG - SZG

$119 - $565

Bus to Prague, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary to Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Munich (MUC) PRG - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$132 - $378

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Munich  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Munich (MUC) NUE - MUC
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$122 - $295

Train, train to Leipzig, fly to Munich  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  3. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$149 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg is to bus which costs 600 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg is to drive which costs 950 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary and arriving at Salzburg via Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt via Cheb, Marktredwitz and Landshut(Bay)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Salzburg is 271 km. The road distance is 375.2 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs 600 Kč - 1 200 Kč.

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary station.

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Karlovy Vary to Salzburg 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 Salzburg is to bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs 600 Kč - 1 200 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1 800 Kč - 2 700 Kč and takes 8 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 169.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg via Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg via Cheb, Marktredwitz, and Landshut(Bay)Hbf in around 8 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Nuremberg to Munich
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Leipzig to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Train from Karlovy Vary to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Train from Karlovy Vary to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marktredwitz to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary to Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Karlovy Vary to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlovy Vary to Salzburg is 375 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg.

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Transavia Holland, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Karlovy Vary to Salzburg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1225+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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