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There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Zob to Wien Zob Vib 903 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budweis 912

$31 - $54

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Train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Graz Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Linz Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Os / ...

$65 - $107

Train via Wien Meidling  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Meidling Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf Wb
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Os / ...

$82 - $130

Bus, train  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Ptuj
  2. Take the bus from Ptuj to Linz
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Os / ...

$38 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to České Budějovice 311.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Prague (PRG) ZAG - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Ceske Budejovice

$76 - $304

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8 h 10 min

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

$129 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice is to bus which costs 200 kn - 350 kn and takes 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice is to drive which costs 390 kn - 600 kn and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to České Budějovice. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Zob and arriving at Budweis via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to České Budějovice. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Ceske Budejovice via Graz Hbf and Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and České Budějovice is 369 km. The road distance is 499 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs 200 kn - 350 kn.

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It takes approximately 9 h to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice, including transfers.

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Zagreb to České Budějovice bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Zagreb Zob station.

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Zagreb to České Budějovice train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice is to bus which takes 9 h and costs 200 kn - 350 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 410 kn - 700 kn and takes 11 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to České Budějovice.
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  • Distance: 230.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and České Budějovice, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Zagreb to České Budějovice via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg in around 9 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to České Budějovice via Graz Hbf and Linz Hbf in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zagreb to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 Graz Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Wien Zob Vib
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Zagreb to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budweis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna VIB
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Ptuj
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ptuj to Linz
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
arriva.si

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Zagreb to České Budějovice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budweis station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to České Budějovice is 499 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Zagreb to České Budějovice.

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CSA, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to České Budějovice bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 545+ hotels available in České Budějovice. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31 min and costs .

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