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There are 3 ways to get from Linz to Pilsen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Os / ...
  2. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n. R

$18 - $29

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc N467 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň 609702 / ...

$18 - $37

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Pilsen 143.9 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Pilsen is to train which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Pilsen is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Plzeň via Praha ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Linz to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Plzen hl.n. via Ceske Budejovice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Linz and Pilsen is 173 km. The road distance is 230.3 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Pilsen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 15€ - 26€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Linz to Pilsen, including transfers.

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Linz to Pilsen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Linz, Linz Industriezeile station.

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Linz to Pilsen train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Linz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Linz to Pilsen is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 15€ - 26€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Pilsen.
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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Linz, Austria and Pilsen, Czech Republic?

You can take a train from Linz to Pilsen via Ceske Budejovice in around 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Linz to Pilsen via Praha ÚAN Florenc in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cd.cz
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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň, Plzeň
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
elines.cz
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Praha to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Pilsen, CAN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com

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Linz to Pilsen bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at Plzeň station.

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Linz to Pilsen train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Plzen hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Pilsen is 230 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Linz to Pilsen.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Pilsen. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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