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Getting from Prague Airport to Karlovy Vary

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How to get from Prague Airport to Karlovy Vary

You can use 2 different means of transport if you are travelling to Karlovy Vary from Prague airport: Taxi and Bus. Taking a Prague airport taxi is by far the most convenient and, at the same time, most expensive option. A taxi ride to Karlovy Vary will cost approximately 103€ (2600 CZK) and it will take around 2 hours. A much less expensive alternative is the bus. Tickets for the bus cost only 6.30€ (162 CZK) and the average travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Prague at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

Mario Lavreti

I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Karlovy Vary, Prague

Comparison of the options

Taxi €103 120min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €103 120min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Bus €12.60 105min 07:00–23:45


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How to get from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary by taxi

Taking a Prague airport taxi is by far the most convenient option when it comes to travelling from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary. Just remember that you should always pick a taxi from the official ranks that has taxi logos and roof signs. When the traffic flow is moderate, the ride should not take longer than 2 hours.

Taxi fare from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary

The fare of the journey will be calculated by a taximeter, based on distance. However, the average cost of a taxi trip from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary is 103€ (2600 CZK). Tolls and surcharges may apply.

*For long trips, such as this one, it is better to book your Prague airport transfer in advance.


Taking a taxi is ideal if you do not mind the transferring expenses and want to travel straight to your hotel. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the trip.

Editor’s Note

Taxis are the only transportation option to Karlovy Vary if you happen to arrive very late at night at the airport.

Useful Tips

It is recommended to pay with the local currency in order to avoid being overcharged.
For long taxi trips around Prague, negotiate a fixed price with your driver.

How to get from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary by bus

Student Agency is the main bus provider at Prague airport. The yellow buses of Student Agency travel between the airport of Prague and Karlovy Vary up to 16 times a day and the average travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

How much is the bus from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary?

Standard one-way bus tickets cost only 6.30€ (162 CZK).

Tickets can be purchased from the Student Agency ticket counters on the arrivals hall, straight from the driver or online.



Trip Duration

105 Min.

Waiting time is around an hour.

Value for Money

Student Agency buses run from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary from 07:00 a.m to 11:45 p.m.

Where do I get it from?

The Student agency bus stop is between P1 and parking C of Terminal 1. Just follow the bus signs once you exit the arrivals hall.


You might be surprised by the great services of the Student Agency buses since they provide their travelers with free beverages, Wi-Fi, movies and music.

Editor’s Note

It is recommended to use the bus if you are on a tight budged. It is very cheap and almost as fast as a private transfer.

Useful Tips

Children under 6 years of age travel for free.
The buses of Student Agency depart always on the hour.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Prague. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

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24/7 email & phone support

Free cancellation

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Same price as a regular taxi from the line


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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary?

The average price of a taxi ride from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary is 2600 CZK (103€). Without traffic, the journey will take approximately 2 hours.

How much is a bus ticket from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary?

Standard Student Agency bus tickets cost 162 CZK (6.30€) per person. Tickets can be purchased from the Student Agency ticket counters, straight from the driver or online.

How far is it from Prague airport to Karlovy Vary?

The distance between Prague airport and Karlovy Vary is approximately 120 km.

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