How to get from Prague to Cesky Krumlov?

This article is about how to get from Prague to Cesky Krumlov: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

Prague – Cesky Krumlov. How to get from the airport?

You can get from Prague Airport to Cesky Krumlov (Czech Crumlaw) by different types of transport, including trains, buses, taxis or transfers. The trip by train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes around 3h 18min or 3h 30min. The second-class trip will cost EUR 7, the first-class one - EUR 13. The Prague to Cesky Krumlov bus reaches the destination a little faster - in 2h 55min, its ticket cost is EUR 7.6. If you choose going by taxi or transfer, you will only spend around 2.5 hours, yet the price will be more than EUR 126. The distance between Prague and Cesky Krumlov is 175 kilometers.

There is no direct route Prague–Cesky Krumlov, so you'll have to change transport, and that's why a train trip will take more time than a bus one. There are only morning journeys, so those who love night travelling will have to find another option - for example, a taxi (transfer). Buses from Prague to Cesky Krumlov are rather frequent, as it's a popular route, so it's better to book tickets beforehand. They have a better situation with buses from Prague to Cesky Krumlov: they depart once an hour from early morning until late evening, however you'd better get a ticket in advance. Don't forget to check bus schedules before the trip, as they may be changed depending on the season.

Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

They say, if you have been to the Czech Republic but haven't seen Cesky Krumlov, you haven't seen the Czech Republic at all. Located on the Vltava River shore, the town is known by a great number of architectural treasures and old buildings. Not without reason, since 1992 the historic centre of the town has been under protection of UNESCO. There are lots of places to see in Cesky Krumlov: for instance, Cesky Krumlov Castle - the second largest one in the Czech Republic (after Prague Castle). Its total area is more than 10 ha, the castle consists of several baroque, Renaissance and gothic style buildings. You should also visit Town Hall located at the main square, Plastovy most, Church of St. Vitus, etc. - almost every little piece of this place is a historical treasure.

Train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
Cost

€9

Waiting time

2h

Travel time

4h

Clients

Ind. tourist

First, a traveller needs to get from the airport to Prague main train station. It’s easier to get there by Aeroexpress bus (in around 40 minutes and for EUR 2). There is no direct train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov, and you'll have to make a necessary change in Ceske Budejovice. This change takes 7 to 18 minutes. There are three train routes running daily; one of them gets to the destination in 3h 18min, while two others - in 3h 30min. The ticket price per adult (second-class) is EUR 7, and EUR 13 for the first-class.

Prague to Cesky Krumlov train:

to Cesky Krumlov

Timetable:

from 5:34 am to 9:34 pm

Route:

Hlavni Nadrazi train station – Ceske Budejovice – Cesky Krumlov

Travel time:

4h (40min - to the train station; 3h 18min - to Cesky Krumlov)

Waiting time:

2h

Comfort level:

Medium: tables, soft seats, space for luggage

Cost:

EUR 9 (EUR 2 - to the train station; EUR 7 - for a train trip)

Clients:

young tourists without small children, those who have no large luggage and know the route

How to find the train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov station:

Trains to Cesky Krumlov depart from Prague main train station which you can reach by Aeroexpress. It stops in front of the exit from Terminal 1 of Vaclav Havel Airport.

Bus from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Bus from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
Cost

€8.6

Waiting time

1h

Travel time

3h 40min

Clients

Ind. tourist

Big yellow buses Student Agency depart from Prague to Cesky Krumlov every hour, the ticket price is EUR 7.6. Buses Prague–Cesky Krumlov operate from early morning until late evening, but there are no journeys at night. The duration the trip is 2h 55min. Before planning on your trip, please check schedules of buses from Prague to Krumlov, since they depend on the season. It is better to book tickets beforehand, however if for some reason you didn't do that, you can pay for the trip to the driver. But in this case you might be standing during all of the journey, as those who have the number of a seat printed on their tickets take their places before others.

Prague to Cesky Krumlov bus:

buses Student Agency to Cesky Krumlov

Timetable:

from 6 am to 9 pm

Route:

Na Knizeci bus station – Cesky Krumlov

Travel time:

3h 40min (45min - from the airport to the bus station; 2h 55min - bus)

Waiting time:

1h

Comfort level:

High: soft seats, WC, plug sockets, drinks, Wi-Fi

Cost:

EUR 8.6 (EUR 1 - to the bus station; EUR 7.6 - bus)

Clients:

young tourists without children, those who want to save some money, tourists without large luggage

How to find the bus stop to go from Prague to Krumlov:

From Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, you need to get by bus 191 to Na Knizeci bus station or by metro (yellow line B) to Andel station.

Taxi from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Taxi from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
Cost

€132

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

2.5h

Clients

Family

To have a fast and easy trip to the destination, you can book a taxi or a transfer from Prague to Cesky Krumlov. It's the only way to get to Cesky Krumlov at night in case you arrive late. Besides, taxis and transfers are often a good option for large groups of people, families with small children, aged people and all those tourists who have difficulties changing transport or don't want to travel this way. A taxi to Cesky Krumlov reaches the town in about 2.5 hours, and the journey cost starts from EUR 126 and depends on the class of the vehicle.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to a hotel in Cesky Krumlov or given address

Travel time:

2h 30min

Waiting time:

Taxi on the spot: you will find a taxi in around 5 minutes;
If you book a transfer to Krumlov in advance, you don't need to wait for it: at specified time, the driver meets you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: air-conditioning, no stops, no other passengers
Transfer booked in advance: child seats, cold drinks, operator supervising the trip, paying online (if you wish), spacious minibuses and Comfort-class cars

Cost:

from €132

Clients:

families with children, inexperienced tourists who are in the Czech Republic for the first time, aged travellers, those who have a lot of luggage or arrive at night

How to find the taxistand to go from Prague Airport to Cesky Krumlov:

Taxis and transfers wait for passengers at Prague Airport taxistand which is located in front of the exit from the terminal building.

How to get from Prague Airport to Cesky Krumlov:

How to get from Prague Airport to Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is for sure worth visiting. You only need to choose the right transport option after you weigh all pros and cons. No matter which form of transport you choose to get from Prague to Cesky Krumlov (train, bus or taxi), we wish you a great journey and plenty of unforgettable moments!

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