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There are 11 ways to get from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus to Prague, fly to Zurich  •  5h 22m

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

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Train, night bus  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti Ic / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Pilsen, CAN to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet / ...

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Bus to Prague, fly to Geneva  •  5h 23m

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

Bus to Prague, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PRG - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  7h 34m

  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) NUE - ZRH

Bus to Prague, fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) PRG - BGY
  3. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

Train, train to Dresden, fly to Zurich  •  8h 36m

  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
  3. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH

Train  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ic

Train via Donauwörth  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Donauwörth Re7 / ...
  4. Take the train from Donauwoerth to Ulm Hbf Re
  5. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  6. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen S12 / ...

Bus  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station Prague Florenc Central Bus Station - Cheb Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station - Berlin Central Bus Station / ...

Drive  •  5h 30m

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Zürich 611.9 km

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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland is to train and night bus which costs 650 Kč - 1 100 Kč and takes 11h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland is to bus and fly which costs 1 900 Kč - 6 000 Kč and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Cheb, Nuernberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 44m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Switzerland is 512 km. The road distance is 611.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10h 44m and costs 3 600 Kč - 5 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Switzerland 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 Switzerland is to train which takes 10h 44m and costs 3 600 Kč - 5 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 800 Kč - 1 800 Kč and takes 13h 1m.

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

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Karlovy Vary to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 512.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Zürich via Cheb, Nuernberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, and Zürich HB in around 10h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Zürich via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station, Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai, and Zürich HB in around 13h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 300
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 300
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 340
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 420
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 150
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 310
Train operators
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
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 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 Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 11
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Business
SFr 8 - SFr 11
1st Class
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Train from Usti Nad Labem Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 4 - SFr 5
Business
SFr 5 - SFr 7
1st Class
SFr 5 - SFr 7
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 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 Marktredwitz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Usti nad Labem hl.n. to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Donauwörth
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
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
SFr 9 - SFr 15
Website
Railjet
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 Donauwörth
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Donauwoerth to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
agilis.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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 Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
RegioJet
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 Florenc Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
RegioJet
Night bus from Pilsen, CAN to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
RegioJet
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
TerraVision IT
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).

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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
Bus from Prague to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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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Nobless Line
Phone
+420 602 333 369
Email
noblessline@noblessline.cz
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 78
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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