Czech Republic by bus
Traveling by bus in Czech Republic is definitely one of the safest and cheapest ways of traveling while ensuring at the same time that you don't miss out on the beautiful natural landscapes around the country. Thanks to the well connected bus network between Czech cities it is easy to reach the majority of the most popular destinations within the country in a day.
Intercity buses in Czech Republic
In Czech Republic intercity buses are available on more than 336 travel combinations, while traveling with an average speed of 66 km/h. Of course, intercity bus routes via highway have a higher average speed. The majority of the Czech intercity buses are comfortable long distance coaches, but older vehicles might be used on busier travel days.
The timetable for popular intercity bus routes like Jihlava - Znojmo or Moravske Budejovice - Znojmo can be found online, but for some shorter intercity bus routes you might have to go to the bus station. Tickets are sold both online and on the spot, but after the COVID-19 pandemic an increasing number of travellers prefer buying their tickets online.
As mentioned above there are more than 336 domestic intercity bus travel combinations in Czechia. Below you will find some of the most popular Czech travel routes with minimal or no stops along the way:
From Czech Republic there are international bus routes to neighboring countries such as Germany, as well as to other countries such as Ukraine, Austria, and Poland.
The majority of these international bus lines are daily departures, that are operated by various Czech bus companies.
Most of the International bus departures drive from Studenka, Trinec, and Jihlava. Of course, there are also some international bus departures from other cities throughout the country.
Below we have listed the most popular international bus routes:
Airport buses in Czech Republic
If you are flying to Czech Republic you will land in one of 5 airports located throughout the country. From the majority of Czech airports you have a bus shuttle to the nearest largest city and in some cases even intercity buses to other cities in the region. Click on the airport name below and read more about getting to and from the airport.
Bus companies in Czech Republic
There are over 30 bus companies operating in Czech Republic. 20 companies offer intercity bus lines, 1 companies drive airport shuttles, 4 companies operate regional and local lines, 6 bus companies offer bus rental and 2 companies offer bus tours. The bus companies are located in 11 cities throughout the country. The majority of companies can be found in Prague and Brno.
20 intercity bus companies operating in Czech Republic are very different in size. The largest Czech company Student Agency connects more than 96 cities, whereas the smallest intercity bus company Gepard Express only has service to 2 cities.
Below we have listed some of the most popular bus companies in Czech Republic. Full list of bus companies in Czech Republic can be found here.
Bus stations in Czech Republic
In most cities there is a dedicated bus station, in smaller cities the bus station might be a parking lot with a shelter or a section on the road marked for multiple buses. In some cities buses also stop at public road bus stops or at gas stations and hotel parking lots. In larger cities you will find bus stations with amenities like toilets, luggage storage, kiosks, fast food restaurants and other useful services for travellers. In Czech Republic there is a total of 157 bus stations, below we have listed 15 of the most popular bus stations, for a full list of bus stations in Czech Republic click here.
Hire a coach in Czech Republic
Czech bus rental companies offer coaches for any kind of group trip, whether it’s a transfer from the airport to your hotel, or single and multi day excursions to the many sights in Czech Republic. Rest assured you will be able to find a suitable partner. If you are travelling during the high season, it is advisable to book your bus in advance to secure one of the best vehicles for your group.
Here you can see a list of some companies offering bus rental in Czech Republic:
Public transportation in Czech Republic
Buying tickets for public transportation varies from city to city, sometimes they are bought at dedicated sales points and other times they are bought on the bus for example, so be sure to check which options are available for the city you are travelling in.
Here is a list of some Czech companies operating both local and suburban bus lines.
- Arriva Czech
- Dopravni podnik hl. m. Prahy a.s.
- Vydos Bus
- Dopravní podnik Karlovy Vary
- Integrovaný dopravní systém Jihomoravského kraje
What to see in Czech Republic
As a visitor of Czech Republic, you have lots of great Czech sights to visit. Some of the most popular sights are Prague Castle in Prague, Charles Bridge, and Vyšehrad. That said, there are a lot of other sights in Czechia worth visiting! Some of the sights do not have an entrance fee, whilst others charge for entrance. Below you will find a list of the most popular sights in Czech Republic:
Prague Castlemonumental building
Sumava national parknational park
Bohemian Switzerlandnational park
St. Vitus Cathedralnational park