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:
- Nábřeží Jana Palacha car park
- Tržnice car park
- Varšavská St. car park
- Underground garage at Nám. Dr. Milady Horákové
- car park by the Upper Train Station on Nákladní St.
- Dolní Nádraží, Západní St.
Car parks near the Grandhotel Pupp:
- most flights to the Czech Republic arrive at Václav Havel Airport in Prague. Buses to Karlovy Vary are available directly from Václav Havel Airport: http://jizdenky.studentagency.cz
- you can reach Prague city centre from Václav Havel Airport via public transit. Trains and buses run from the city centre to Karlovy Vary
- you can also use the Karlovy Vary airport (regular arrivals from Russia and Turkey): http://www.airport-k-vary.cz/en
With a travel agency
The official travel agency of the Karlovy Vary IFF, which will help you select and book the most suitable transportation to the festival:
- flights, bus and train tickets, car hires or transfers
- accompanying programme to the festival including trips around Karlovy Vary and other activities
Weco-Travel (CZ) s.r.o.
Thámova 13, Prague 8, 186 00
Mobile: +420 725 044 311
Transportation at the festival
Festival bus lines
- visitors to the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF will be able to use three bus lines free of charge - F1, F2, F3.
The lines will be in operation from June 28 to July 6, 2019. The line F1 will be in operation also on July 7.
- F1: Tent Village - Tržnice - Hotel Thermal- Kino Drahomíra- Východní (Penzion Hestia)- Hotel Festival - Hotel Thermal- Tržnice - Tent Village - Rolava
- F2: Tent Village - Tržnice - Hotel Thermal - Libušina - Richmond - Gejzírpark - Březová, Camp
- F3: Tent Village - Tržnice - Hotel Thermal - Kino Drahomíra - Východní (Penzion Hestia) - Hotel Festival - Libušina - Richmond - GH Pupp - Divadelní náměstí
Download the bus timetable here.
Georgia Taxi guarantees the rate CZK 30 / 1 km when you order by phone. Initial rate is CZK 50, the waiting rate is CZK 5 / 1 min.
Tel.: +420 353 223 010, +420 353 223 020, +420 606 605 605
Drinktaxi KV želva Drink and Go!
Drinktaxi KV želva Drink and Go will take your car any day after 7PM. More info at www.kvzelva.cz, tel.č.+420 774 313 131.
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 Divadelní náměstí, 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),+420 770 146 795 (Divadelní náměstí), +420 775 892 433 (Pupp), +420 775 892 432 (Tent Town). Operated by: Ski and Bike Centrum Radotín