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

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Train, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 854

$23 - $47

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Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice 411450

$24 - $39

Train  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$24 - $47

Night train, train  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. En
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary R

$31 - $47

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Karlovy Vary 284.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Prague, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice

$112 - $308

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  7h 55m

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

$97 - $245

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Karlovy Vary is to train and bus which costs 20€ - 45€ and takes 6h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Karlovy Vary is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice via Prague Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Karlovy Vary. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 6m.

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The distance between Vienna and Karlovy Vary is 340 km. The road distance is 455.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Karlovy Vary without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 54m and costs 20€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m to get from Vienna to Karlovy Vary, including transfers.

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Vienna to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Karlovy Vary train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Karlovy Vary is to bus which takes 6h 58m and costs 20€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 21€ - 45€ and takes 8h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Karlovy Vary.
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  • Distance: 212.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 54m

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

You can take a bus from Vienna to Karlovy Vary via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and Prague Florenc in around 6h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Karlovy Vary via Praha hl.n. in around 8h 6m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
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
1h 45m
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 Prague, Prague Hradčanská to Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
elines.cz
Autobusy Karlovy
Website
autobusy-kv.cz
Bus from Prague Florenc to Karlovy Vary - Tržnice
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
autobusy-kv.cz

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Vienna to Karlovy Vary bus services, operated by Autobusy Karlovy, arrive at Karlovy Vary - Tržnice station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Karlovy Vary is 456 km. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Vienna to Karlovy Vary.

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Tunisair and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 795+ hotels available in Karlovy Vary. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 11€.

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