Czech (CD) coaches are also used on the Praha - Budapest services

Praha / Prague / Prag to Karlovy Vary by train



From Praha hl.n. to Karlovy Vary

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 11min
Travel Information

These direct Regional trains to Karlovy Vary usually depart from Prague/Praha hl.n. station every other hour, in the odd hours between 07:32 and 19:32.

Final Destination: Cheb

Our general guide to travelling by train in Czechia/The Czech Republic is available HERE.

7 x trains per day


Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the same station immediately before departure - but the CD website is comparatively easy to use.

Our general guide to Czech train tickets is available here - and we have also published a guide to booking tickets on the CD website.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost * Guide

CD is the national rail operator in Czechia and its very smart online booking service sells tickets for all express train services which it operates within Czechia, as well international journeys by EC, Railjet, SuperCity and overnight trains.
Some express trains, both within and to/from Czechia are operated by LeoExpress and Regiojet and these cannot be booked with CD.

CD also sells international tickets involving changes of train outside of Czechia for end-to-end journeys:

  • to Belgium
  • destinations in Germany not served by direct trains
  • to Paris
  • to Arhus, Copenhagen and Odense in Denmark
  • to destinations in Italy served by the overnight trains from Austria
  • to Luxembourg
  • to destinations in the The Netherlands, including Amsterdam, which are on the route of the direct trains from Berlin
  • to destinations in Romania, including Bucuresti served by the direct day and night trains from Budapest.

In addition to tickets, seat reservations, reservations for bicycles, plus reservations for couchettes and sleeping cabins, can also be booked online with CD, with no booking fees.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesRiver views

Good to Know

Don't assume that you have to board the train at Praha hl.n.

These trains also call at Praha-Holešovice and this station has easier connections (by tram) from some parts of the city, particularly those by the river.

Between Praha and Usti Nad Labem the train travels by the River Elbe Between Praha and Usti Nad Labem the train travels by the River Elbe

For the first hour of the journey between Praha and Usti Nad Labem, the train will be travelling through the Elbe River Valley - the river views will be on the right hand side when facing the direction of travel.
Then later, between Chomutov and Karlovy Vary the trains pass through another  pretty river valley.

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