Getting to Karlovy Vary
On your own
By train or bus
- the bus and train stations are a 15-minute walk from the Thermal Hotel
- the best connections can be found at: https://idos.idnes.cz/en/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/ and www.regiojet.cz/, https://www.bileto.cz/, www.flixbus.cz/
A number of hotels, including the Thermal Hotel, are located in the pedestrian zone. Please be sure to check the parking conditions available for your accommodation. You may also use the paid public car park.
Car parks near the Thermal Hotel:
- Tržnice Car Park
- Varšavská Street Car Park
- Dr. Milady Horákové Square Car Park
- Horní nádraží Car Park (Upper Train Station)
- Dolní nádraží Car Park (Lower Train Station)
- Jana Palacha Riverbank Car Park
Car parks near the Grandhotel Pupp:
The following taxi services are operating in Karlovy Vary this year:
Georgia Taxi Karlovy Vary
SPO GREEN TAXI Karlovy Vary
Tel.: +420 702 898 418
E-mail: [email protected]
Festival bus lines
Visitors to the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival can take advantage of three special bus lines – F1, F2, F3. Throughout the duration of the festival, these buses will take you to all festival locations and venues, including the tent city. The buses are free for all festivalgoers. Bus service is provided by the Karlovy Vary Transport Company. The buses will be in operation from 1 to 9 July 2022; route F1 operates until 10 July 2022.
In addition to these special festival buses, you can also use regular public transport services to get around town. At varyvirtual.cz, you can download the Vary Virtual app, thanks to which you can easily look up connections, purchase tickets, or get the latest updates about changes in service. The app also lets you buy parking tickets or a permit to drive into the spa area.
Routes of festival buses:
- F1: Stanové městečko-Rolava (Tent city) - Tržnice - Hotel Thermal - Kino Drahomíra - Východní (Penzion Hestia) - Domov mládeže Lidická - Hotel Festival - Hotel Thermal - Tržnice - Stanové městečko-Rolava (Tent city)
- F2: Stanové městečko-Rolava (Tent city) - Tržnice - Hotel Thermal - Libušina - Richmond - Gejzírpark - Březová, kemp (Březová campsite)
- F3: Stanové městečko-Rolava (Tent city) - Tržnice - Hotel Thermal - Kino Drahomíra - Východní (Penzion Hestia) - Domov mládeže Lidická - Hotel Festival - Libušina - Richmond - Grandhotel Pupp - Divadelní náměstí
Schedules available for download here.
Festival bike rental, “Specialized”
- Specialized bicycles are the official bikes of the entire festival and will be available for you at the following locations, where they can be hired and returned: at the Pupp hotel, at the Rolava tent village, and at the Thermal Hotel.
- With each bicycle you will also be lent a helmet and a lock
- Specialized bicycles can be borrowed by all Festival Pass holders and accredited guests upon showing their Festival Pass or accreditation card and a valid ID
- the service is available daily from 8am to 11pm, and on the last day of the festival from 8am until 8pm
- bicycles can be borrowed for up to four hours. The first hour is free of charge, each additional hour started costs 100 CZK
- contacts during the festival: + 420 775 892 437, +420 775 892 420 (Thermal), +420 775 892 433 (Pupp), +420 775 892 432 (Tent Town). Operated by: Ski and Bike Centrum Radotín