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

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Train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin Ec
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Praha hl.n. Ex / ...
  3. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$28 - $43

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand 916
  2. Take the bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 856 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 854

$26 - $63

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Bus Regabus  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Prague - Florenc 145
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary 411450 / ...

$37 - $44

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Karlovy Vary 414.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Krakow to Prague, bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$98 - $350

Fly Krakow to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Nuremberg (NUE) KRK - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
  3. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary

$138 - $287

Train, train to Ostrava, fly to Prague, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Mosnov, Ostrava-Airport
  3. Fly from Ostrava (OSR) to Prague (PRG) OSR - PRG
  4. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary

$97 - $438

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Karlovy Vary is to bus which costs 95 zł - 240 zł and takes 11 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 270 zł - 400 zł and takes 6 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand and Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Bohumin and Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 42 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Karlovy Vary is 504 km. The road distance is 663.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train which takes 10 h 42 min and costs 100 zł - 170 zł.

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It takes approximately 10 h 42 min to get from Kraków to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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

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Kraków to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Karlovy Vary is to train which takes 10 h 42 min and costs 100 zł - 170 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95 zł - 240 zł and takes 11 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 314.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Kraków to Karlovy Vary via Bohumin and Praha hl.n. in around 10 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kraków to Karlovy Vary via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand and Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 11 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Krakow to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Ostrava to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
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Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kraków Główny to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$14 - $18
Train from Bohumín to Praha hl. n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $40
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $10
Business
$18 - $20
Premium
$29 - $40
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Mosnov, Ostrava-Airport
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ,Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Brno - Benešova to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $23
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Regabus
Phone
+420 608 822 892
Email
info@regabus.cz
Website
regabus.cz
Bus from Krakow to Prague - Florenc
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
regabus.cz
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kraków to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
agat.eu
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Kraków to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Karlovy Vary station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Karlovy Vary is 663 km. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from Kraków to Karlovy Vary.

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Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Krakow Airport to Prague Airport.

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

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There are 767+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19 min and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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