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There are 5 ways to get from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Plzen Station to Karlovy Vary 421232

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Plzeň to Karlovy Vary 48.8 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Plzen Jizni predmest to Cheb Ex / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary Os / ...

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary 50.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary 50.9 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary is to rideshare which costs 63 Kč and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary is to taxi which costs 2 500 Kč - 3 100 Kč and takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plzen Station station and arriving at Karlovy Vary. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Plzen Jizni predmest and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Pilsen and Karlovy Vary is 65 km. The road distance is 81.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 43 min and costs 110 Kč - 150 Kč.

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The bus from Plzen Station to Karlovy Vary takes 1 h 43 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Pilsen to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Autobusy Karlovy, arrive at Plzen Station.

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Pilsen to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Plzen Jizni predmest station.

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The best way to get from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary is to bus which takes 1 h 43 min and costs 110 Kč - 150 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120 Kč - 220 Kč and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 40.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

Autobusy Karlovy operates a bus from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary twice a week. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary via Cheb in around 2 h 41 min.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen Jizni predmest to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Plzen Station to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Plzeň to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Radio Taxi Plzen
Phone
+420 377 377 377
Website
radiotaxi-plzen.cz
City Line
Phone
+420 733 222 317
Website
city-line.cz

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Pilsen to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Autobusy Karlovy, arrive at Karlovy Vary station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pilsen to Karlovy Vary is 81 km. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary.

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There are 786+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Pilsen and Karlovy Vary. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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