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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Thun

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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 Florenc Central Bus Station to Bern Car Terminal Neufeld

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Train via Stuttgart

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
  5. Take the train from Singen to Zürich HB
  6. Take the train from Zürich HB to Thun

Train, night bus

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti
  2. Take the night bus from Pilsen, CAN to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Thun

Drive

  1. Drive from Karlovy Vary to Thun

Bus to Prague, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun

Bus to Prague, fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  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)
  3. Take the train from Gallarate to Thun

Train, train to Munich, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Regensburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Flughafen München
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH)
  5. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun

Train, train to Munich, fly to Basel

  1. Take the train from Karlovy Vary to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Regensburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Flughafen München
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL)
  5. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Thun

Karlovy Vary to Thun by train

52 Weekly Trains
11h 6m Average Duration
SFr 125 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Thun is to bus which costs 1 600 Kč - 2 500 Kč and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Thun is to drive which costs 2 100 Kč - 3 100 Kč and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karlovy Vary station to Thun. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Thun via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlovy Vary to Thun. However, there are services departing from Karlovy Vary and arriving at Thun via Cheb, Nuernberg Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 6m.

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The distance between Karlovy Vary and Thun is 547 km. The road distance is 751.2 km.

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The best way to get from Karlovy Vary to Thun without a car is to train which takes 11h 6m and costs 2 900 Kč - 6 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 11h 6m to get from Karlovy Vary to Thun, including transfers.

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Karlovy Vary to Thun bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station.

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Karlovy Vary to Thun 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 Thun is to train which takes 11h 6m and costs 2 900 Kč - 6 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1 600 Kč - 2 500 Kč and takes 16h.

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Map of how to get from Karlovy Vary to Thun.
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  • Distance: 547 km
  • Duration: 11h 6m

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

You can take a train from Karlovy Vary to Thun via Cheb, Nuernberg Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Basel Sbb in around 11h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Karlovy Vary to Thun via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station and Bern in around 16h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 380
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 270
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 270
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 440
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
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 420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
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
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 3 - SFr 4
Business
SFr 3 - SFr 5
1st Class
SFr 4 - SFr 5
Train from Cheb to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 13
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Business
SFr 10 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Train from Karlovy Vary to Plzen-Jizni Predmesti
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 14
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Business
SFr 11 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 11 - SFr 14
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Cheb to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Gallarate to Thun
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Marktredwitz to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Bern Car Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
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
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
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
SFr 10 - SFr 13
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 Bern Neufeld
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 82
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Bern
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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