There are 7 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Nürnberg Hbf  •  7 h 51 min

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

$111 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus Leo Express  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague Florenc 411450 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg Park & Ride Sud Leb9750

$21 - $28

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Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  8 h 45 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 Munich, Munich central bus station 229 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$28 - $49

Train EuroNight  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Praha hl.n. R
  2. Take the 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, fly to Salzburg  •  7 h 16 min

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

$118 - $565

Bus, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 7 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

$136 - $378

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg is to bus which costs 460 Kč - 650 Kč and takes 9 h 42 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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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Salzburg is 271 km. The road distance is 375.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg, including transfers.

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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 and Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 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 Hbf via Cheb, Marktredwitz, Nürnberg Hbf and München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg via Cheb, Marktredwitz, Nürnberg Hbf, and München Hbf in around 7 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Salzburg via Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station and Munich, Munich central bus station in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
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 Karlovy Vary to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marktredwitz to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary to Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz
Leo Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
le.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg Park & Ride Sud
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
le.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary terminál to Praha Hradčanská
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8

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