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 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 175. The distance between Prague and Cesky Krumlov is 175 kilometers.
There is no direct route, 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). Trains 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: 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.
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.
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.
train with changes
from 5:34 am to 9:34 pm
Hlavni Nadrazi train station – Ceske Budejovice – Cesky Krumlov
4h (40min - to the train station; 3h 18min - to Cesky Krumlov)
Medium: tables, soft seats, space for luggage
EUR 9 (EUR 2 - to the train station; EUR 7 - for a train trip)
young tourists without small children, those who have no large luggage and know the route
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.
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.
buses Student Agency
from 6 am to 9 pm
Na Knizeci bus station – Cesky Krumlov
3h 40min (45min - from the airport to the bus station; 2h 55min - bus)
High: soft seats, WC, plug sockets, drinks, Wi-Fi
EUR 8.6 (EUR 1 - to the bus station; EUR 7.6 - bus)
young tourists without children, those who want to save some money, tourists without large luggage
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.
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 reaches the town in about 2.5 hours, and the journey cost starts from EUR 175 and depends on the class of the vehicle.
to a hotel in Cesky Krumlov or given address
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
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
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
Taxis and transfers wait for passengers at Prague Airport taxistand which is located in front of the exit from the terminal building.
from 1 day
from 2 years
If you rent a car without a driver at Prague Airport, you don’t depend on anyone and plan a route yourself. You can visit nearby European cities and drop off a car in any Czech city (it’s a paid service). Although almost all types of driving license are accepted in Prague, it’s better to have an IDL if you plan to visit neighboring countries. The price of car rental per day begins at €27. The more days — the lower the price. CDW is included in car rental price. A deposit of €350 is usually charged. Special fees are imposed on the car rental at Prague Airport. Sometimes they’re already included in the price. A car has to be returned to the original rental station with a full tank and clean.
within the EU
you travel without strangers along your own route; you choose the class of transport
Reserve online two days before arrival to have the maximum number of options, or on the day of departure if you need a car urgently.
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!