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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to České Budějovice by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Klagenfurt central train station 466
  2. Take the bus from Klagenfurt central train station to České Budějovice,,aut.nádr N160

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Train  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf 973 / ...
  4. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Ec

Night train, train  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Linz Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice 3802 / ...

Drive  •  6h 40m

  1. Drive from Venice to České Budějovice 665.8 km

Fly Venice to Prague, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Prague (PRG) VCE - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice

Fly Venice to Linz, train  •  10h 5m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Linz (LNZ) VCE - LNZ
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice

Fly Venice to Vienna, train  •  9h 22m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Vienna (VIE) VCE - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice

Fly Venice Treviso to Prague, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Prague (PRG) TSF - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in České Budějovice is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in České Budějovice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in České Budějovice is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to České Budějovice is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to České Budějovice is to drive which costs €95 - €140 and takes 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to České Budějovice. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at České Budějovice,,aut.nádr via Klagenfurt central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to České Budějovice. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Ceske Budejovice via Villach Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 27m.

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The distance between Venice and České Budějovice is 425 km. The road distance is 665.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to České Budějovice without a car is to bus which takes 10h 40m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 10h 40m to get from Venice to České Budějovice, including transfers.

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Venice to České Budějovice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to České Budějovice train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to České Budějovice is to bus which takes 10h 40m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €190 and takes 11h 27m.

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  • Distance: 425.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 40m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and České Budějovice, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Venice to České Budějovice via Klagenfurt central train station in around 10h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to České Budějovice via Villach Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, and Linz Hbf in around 11h 27m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 300 Kč - 9 000 Kč
Flights from Venice to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 900 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Flights from Venice to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5 000 Kč - 15 000 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 600 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Flights from Venice to Linz via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 900 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Flights from Venice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 Kč - 3 900 Kč
Flights from Venice Treviso to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
550 Kč - 4 400 Kč
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
340 Kč - 3 200 Kč
Train operators
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
850 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
Railjet
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
Railjet
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
850 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
800 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 Kč - 350 Kč
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110 Kč - 300 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
110 Kč - 160 Kč
1st Class
190 Kč - 300 Kč
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 Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
200 Kč - 330 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
200 Kč - 250 Kč
Business
270 Kč - 330 Kč
1st Class
280 Kč - 330 Kč
Arriva CZ
Phone
+420 725 100 725
Email
info@arriva.cz
Website
arriva.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Unknown
Arriva CZ
Bus operators
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 Venice to Klagenfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
400 Kč - 480 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Klagenfurt central train station to České Budějovice,,aut.nádr
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
450 Kč - 550 Kč
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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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Venice to České Budějovice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at České Budějovice,,aut.nádr station.

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Venice to České Budějovice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Ceske Budejovice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to České Budějovice is 666 km. It takes approximately 6h 40m to drive from Venice to České Budějovice.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Venice Airport to Prague Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 35 bus which takes 20 min and costs €11.

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